Fatal Accident, Wallsend.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry – in the House of Commons on 5th May 1925.

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Photo of Mr Harry Day Mr Harry Day , Southwark Central


asked the Secretary for Mines whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that at a recent inquest upon Thomas Phillips, a Wallsend collier, who was killed by a fall of stone whilst at his work, it was stated that this accident could have been averted if the working place had been timbered according to regulations; and, seeing that the colliery official responsible was censured by the jury, is he prepared to see that in all collieries in this country adequate precautions are taken for the protection of the lives of those employed?