Sheffield independent, February 26, 1884
14-year-old Boy Run Over by Corve
Yesterday at the George and Dragon Inn, Mexborough, before Mr Wightman, an inquest was held on the body of Thomas Morris, age 14, son of Jabez B.Morris, a pony driver at Denaby main colliery, living in Doncaster road, Mexborough, who succumbed to injuries received in the pit the previous Friday.
It appeared that two full corves of coalhad been handed over to the lad by two men, named McHugh and Powell, and that shortly after he had disappeared with a pony and the corves, a cry was heard. Proceeding in the direction of the lad had taken, it was found that he had been run over by the first corve, and that both his thighs had been broken, and that he had received other serious injuries.
He was picked up in an insensible state, and taken home unattended by Mr Dr Sykes, the colliery surgeon.
He died on Saturday night.
A verdict of “accidental death” was returned