HC Deb 03 March 1903 vol 118 c1235

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the inquest at Bolton on Mr. Peter Fulton, goods inspector in the employ of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company, who was killed whilst superintending shunting operations near Orlando Bridge Station; is he aware that it was alleged at the inquest that the accident was due to taking off a flagman who was on duty to give warning of danger, and that the Company were running passenger trains over the goods line; and will the Board of Trade inquire into the accident.


Notice of this regrettable accident has been duly given by the Railway Company, and the Board of Trade have received the Coroner's Return. I am not aware of the allegations stated to have been made at the inquest. I have, however, directed an Assistant Inspecting Officer of Railways to hold an inquiry into the circumstances attending the accident.