Inquest at Denaby – Man’s Nine Operations in Five Years

February 1948

South Yorkshire Times February 7, 1948

Inquest at Denaby.

Man’s Nine Operations in Five Years

“Death by natural causes” was the verdict recorded by the Doncaster district Coroner (Mr W.H. Carlile) at an inquest held, at the Fullerton hospital, Friday on Moses Dainty (21) haulage hand, of 18 Cliff View, Denaby, who died on January 25 in Fullerton Hospital.

Dainty it was stated had spent the past five years in and out of hospital and had undergone nine operations during that time.

James Dainty, Miner, 18 Cliffe View, Denaby, said that at the age of 14 his son commenced as a haulage and at Cadeby Colliery. He had an accident in November 5, 1941, when a loose haulage rope struck him on the right hip and leg. His son was off work for 10 days and seemed to start work again in good health. Five months later he complained of pain in his hip and leg, and was removed to Fullerton Hospital in August 1942, where he underwent an operation.

Since then his son had been in and out of hospital, until January 22. He was readmitted to Fullerton Hospital complaining of severe head pains, and died on January 25.

Doctor John MacArthur said Dainty had been a patient of his since he had treated him for an injury to his right leg. This healed up in about a week, but in April 1942, Dainty came to him again suffering from a swelling the in the right hip, elbows and shoulders. He was treated for rheumatism, but did not prove satisfactory and was admitted to Fullerton Hospital in August 1942.

Since then he had been treated for abscesses on the body. On January 22, Dainty was readmitted to Fullerton Hospital and died on January 25. Witness diagnosed meningitis and said it was clear in his mind there was no connection between injury sustained in 1941 and death.

Doctor P Milligan, Doncaster pathologist, said the cause of death was chronic blood poisoning, set up by an injection of the hip, due to a germ which had got into the bone. He could not attribute the injury caused by the rope had had anything to do with death, as an interval five months had elapsed before the youth had been obliged to stop working.