Leeds Mercury – Tuesday 11 January 1938
Wombwell Man’s Death
George Welburn (42), 67. Blythe Street, Wombwell, was working as an unloader on the top of the slag-heap at Darfield Main Colliery, Wombwell, yesterday, when he collapsed and died.
He was apparently in good health when went work earlier in the morning.
Leeds Mercury – Thursday 13 January 1938
Swallowed His False Teeth
And Died Without Speaking
At an inquest yesterday, on George Welburn (43), of Blythe Street, Wombwell, who collapsed and died without speaking while working on a slag heap at Darfield Main Colliery last Monday, Dr. Jardine said he was puzzled by the cause of death until he found the man’s artificial teeth fast in the larynx.
The Coroner (Mr. C. J. Haworth) said the man must have swallowed his teeth in some way, and the shock had caused him to become unconscious.
A verdict in accordance with the medical evidence was returned