Oral Answers to Questions — Accident, Ipswich

– in the House of Commons on 22nd October 1942.

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Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow

asked the Minister of Labour whether he can give any information in connection with two men who were killed at Ipswich on Tuesday, 13th October, at a manure works, and what was the cause of the 10 tons of manure falling on the men?

Photo of Mr Malcolm McCorquodale Mr Malcolm McCorquodale , Sowerby

This unusual accident was due to the accumulation of material behind the boarding at the base of a shed with sloping walls in which this material was stored, and to the collapse of the boarding when the material below it was removed. Steps are being taken to prevent a recurrence.