HC Deb 23 September 1909 vol 11 cc609-10

asked whether the Home Secretary has received a Report from the chief inspector of mines for Yorkshire upon the cause and circumstances which led to the death of George H. Good-graves while engaged in pit sinking at Maltby main colliery; and, if so, whether the Report makes any recommendations as to taking better precautions for preventing such dangerous practices as were brought to light at the inquest?


The Secretary of State has received a further Report from the Inspector of Mines, from which it appears probable that the accident was occasioned by a failure or delay in sending a signal to the driver of the locomotive which was being used in raising materials from the shaft. The Report raises the question of how far locomotives should be used in raising men or materials from a mine shaft, and this question will receive careful consideration from the Department.