§ "For section thirty-one of the principal Act the following section shall be substituted—namely:
- (1.) Where there occurs in a factory or workshop any accident which either—
- (a) causes loss of life to a person employed in the factory or in the workshop: or
- (b) causes to any person employed in the factory or workshop such bodily injury as to prevent him on any one of the three working days next after the occurrence of the accident from being employed for five hours on his ordinary work,
- (2.) If the accident causes loss of life, or is produced either by machinery moved by steam, water, or other mechanical power, or through a vat, pan, or other structure filled with hot liquid or molten metal or other substance, or by explosion or escape of gas, steam, or metal, then, unless notice thereof is required by section sixty-three of the Explosives Act, 1875, to be sent to a Government Inspector, notice thereof shall forthwith be sent to the certifying surgeon of the district.
- (3.) The notice shall state the residence of the person killed or injured, and the place to which he has been removed.
- (4.) If any notice required by this section to be sent with respect to an accident in a factory or workshop is not so sent, the occupier of the factory or workshop shall be liable to a fine not exceeding five pounds.
- (5.) If any accident to which this section applies occurs to a person employed in an iron mill or blast furnace, or other factory or workshop, where the occupier is not the actual employer of the person killed or injured, the actual employer shall immediately report the same to the occupier, and in default shall be liable to a fine not exceeding five pounds.
- (6.) This section shall apply to workshops conducted on the system of not employing any child, young person, or woman therein."
§ MR. ASQUITH moved to leave out on page 8, line 37 "apply" and to insert "extend."
§ Amendment agreed to.
§ Clause 21.