HC Deb 13 February 1894 vol 21 c387
MR. DARLING (Deptford)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the recommendation of the Coroner's Jury who inquired into the death of Samuel Overy, an engine driver of the South Eastern Railway, who was killed at the archway of the engine shed at Deptford Station on 2nd November last; whether he is aware that the jury found that the archway was a source of danger owing to the width of the engines entering by it having been increased; and whether any steps have been taken by the Railway Company to make the place safer for their workmen?


In reply to a similar question put to mo by my hon. Friend the Member for East Northamptonshire, that the Board of Trade had communicated with the Railway Company when they received notice of the accident, and drew special attention to the verdict of the Coroner's Jury, the General Manager informed us that the matter would be brought to the attention of his Directors at their next meeting. I have communicated again with the company, and am assured that the necessary plans are being pressed forward to remedy the evil complained of.