Broken Leg Leads to Conisbrough Veteran’s Death

December 1938

Mexborough and Swinton Times December 16, 1938

Broken Leg Leads to Conisbrough Veteran’s Death

After hearing evidence from only two, witnesses, the Doncaster District Coroner, Mr W. H. Carlile, recorded a verdict of “Accidental Death” inquest at the Fullerton Hospital, Denaby on Monday, on George Henry Hudson (83), retired colliery surface worker, of 32, North Cliff Road, Conisborough, who died in the hospital after, being admitted with a fractured leg sustained when he collapsed at home.

His daughter, Violet Rich, of the  same address, said that her father got out of a chair in the sitting room, at 5-30 pm. on December 3rd to go to his bed in the same room. As he walked-towards the bed he collapsed, his leg seeming to give way beneath him.

Witness and her husband got into bed, and he complained of a pain in the right leg. A doctor was sent .for on the Monday morning and he was admitted to the hospital pit on the following day. Witness told the Coroner that they did not realise here father had broken his leg. He himself thought that the pain was caused by rheumatism, from which he had suffered.

Dr. David Tulloch Clark said that when Hudson was admitted to the hospital he was suffering from a fracture of the fight femur. Further examination showed that he was also suffering from irregularity of the heart and chronic bronchitis. Death was’ caused by that accelerated by shock due to the fracture. Witness said that nothing could have been done to save the man’s life if he had been admitted to hospital