THE CHELSEA FATALITY.
The- death of Henry Dudley-fipu^ x painter. ■of Lonie-street, who dlect while on his way to ■ the Auckland 'Hospital yesterday, from injuries received through falling off a. roof, at the ; Works, was inquired into .by .Gofoiier Gresham this morning. Evidence of identification:' Was ;;gW» by Charles Albert Bassett,. pamter,' .who' said that the deceased, was ;H;ye*rß of age. Witness last sa\y ■himelive'itM? p.m. yesterday.;; He had never, known Dudley; to ; suffer from- giddiness. .The deceased, inbreoyerj waeVa:very.steady, man.- ' ..■.!'" : -..'."• ".'• \-.':-. ; ---' : Harry Munce/ blacfomitK's striker, said he was sitting, near the. coopers .. ; shop during the dinner houriiWlieji. no saw Dudley go up the the roof -of the works: He walkea' along the- rbof :with one fdot..on v e»C|tr eiae,tP f the ridge till he got to the 'eiid.v Then he stooped down, and a moment later witness saw him fall. < ißy the Coroner:..He was;- carrying . nothing at the. time. ■ - , ' In:reply to another question, .the.witness added, that.there was. practically no ■wind at the time. • . ..-„■ James Wright, cooper, confipp.ed : y»?. evidence of the previous could not say -what caused the deceased to fall. . -■ ' / , Dr. .Close said'.that-.the ' probaTjly been 'dead half an hoar whea the ambulance; arrived at: the hospital. •His skull was fractured,'and this \f»» the cause of death. . : . „ « ; A verdict' of -' f Aceidental: ; deatli ; -fas .returned. :■- . ;• ■ '■■' '.-,'',,/
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