§ 43. Mr. LAWTHER
asked the Home Secretary if his attention has been called to two accidents which have occurred at Wolsingham Steel Works, Durham, resulting in loss of life; and whether he will cause inquiry to be made into the cause of such accident with a view to measures being adopted to prevent such occurrence?
§ Mr. SHORT
My right hon. Friend has received reports on two recent accidents at these works, but he is glad to say that in only one case was there any loss of life. In that case the accident which has been carefully investigated was the first of the kind that had happened at the works and was due to an unusual combination of circumstances; and it would seem that the only method of avoiding a similar accident would be by turning off the air blast. The firm has undertaken that if similar circumstances arise in future this course will be followed.