HC Deb 23 February 1926 vol 192 cc293-4
67. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary for Mines how many fatal accidents occurred in the coal and iron mines of the United Kingdom during the year 1925; and how many persons lost their lives?

The SECRETARY for MINES (Colonel Lane Fox)

The number of fatal accidents at such mines in 1925 was 1,048, and the number of persons who lost their lives was 1,134.


Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that at least one of those accidents occurred in a mine through a man being ordered to go into a place where timber had been knocked out by accident and not replaced?

Colonel LANE FOX

I do not think that arises out of the question.


I think it does.