Accidents.

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry. – in the House of Commons on 24th November 1931.

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Photo of Mr John Tinker Mr John Tinker , Leigh

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asked the Secretary for Mines the number of fatal accidents at mines under the Coal Mines Act for the year 1930, giving separate figures for surface and underground and showing how they compare with 1929?

Photo of Mr Isaac Foot Mr Isaac Foot , Bodmin

During the year 1930, there were 866 separate fatal accidents underground at mines under the Coal Mines Act involving 940 deaths, and 73 on the surface involving 73 deaths. The corresponding figures for 1929 were 936 accidents and 996 deaths below ground and 76 accidents and 80 deaths on the surface.

Photo of Mr John Tinker Mr John Tinker , Leigh

3.

asked the Secretary for Mines the number of fatal accidents for 1930 caused through explosions of firedamp; how many lives were lost; and the figures for 1928 and 1929?

Photo of Mr Isaac Foot Mr Isaac Foot , Bodmin

During the year 1930, there were 18 explosions of firedamp, involving loss of life, the total number of deaths being 70. The corresponding figures for 1929 were 13 explosions and 34 deaths; and for 1928, 15 explosions and 36 deaths.