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Wellingborough News, 21st December 1894, transcribed by Kay Collins
Mr. Benjamin Birch

A FATAL FALL—On Tuesday an inquest was held at the Oakley Inn, before Deputy-Coroner Cook, to inquire into the cause of the death of Mr. Benjamin Birch, a plasterer, aged 65, who on November 17 fell from a scaffold.—William Birch (son), and George Eads, who were working with the deceased, gave evidence, and were followed by Dr. H. Baker, who attributed death to pleurisy and peritonitis, consequent on a rupture of the liver, which was doubtless caused by a fall. The deceased had received every attention, and had been nursed most carefully.—The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death."

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