On Saturday morning last, a melancholy accident occurred to an industrious man of the name of Thomas NEWBY, whilst at work in Whinend Quarry, in Kirkby, Ireleth, belonging to Mr. POSTLETHWAITE, of Beckside.
The unfortunate man was at work on the rock, suspended by rope, when some huge stones fell upon his head, and by some means cut the rope, in consequence of which he was precipitated to the bottom, and some stones falling upon him he was instantaneously killed. The deceased was a widower about 50 years of age, with a large family and was much respected by his employers.
An inquest was held on the body on Monday morning, before William BLENDALL, Esq., coroner, when a verdict of accidental death was returned.