§ 29. Colonel DAY
asked the Secretary for Mines whether he will give full particulars of the six winding accidents in which the cage has struck the shaft bottom which have been reported to him for the six months ended the 30th June last; and the number of injuries caused to persons in each accident?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Sir Burton Chadwick)
As the reply consists of a tabular statement, I am circulating it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Colonel DAY
Can the hon. Gentleman say whether these, cages were inspected by the inspectors of his Department before the accident occurred?
§ Following is the statement:
|WINDING ACCIDENTS in which the Cage struck the Shaft-Bottom, 1st January to 30th June, 1927.|
|Date.||Name of Mine.||County.||Persons killed.||Persons injured.||Cause of Accident.|
|23rd January||Denaby Main||Yorks||—||7||Engineman, finding he had cut off steam too soon, opened throttle, but admitted too much steam and caused overwind.|
|21st February||Grassmoor. No. 1.||Derbyshire||—||4||Overwind due to inlet valve of engine jamming.|
|24th March||Polmaise||Stirlingshire||—||9||Overwind due to engine man's mistake in applying steam in favour of, instead of against, the engine.|
|6th April||Birch Coppice||Warwickshire||—||3||Engineman inadvertently reversed reversing lever, thus accelerating in stead of retarding the engine as he intended and causing overwind.|
|2nd June||Coedely||Glamorgan shire.||—||3||Overwind due to engineman not checking his. engine soon enough.|
|14th June||Wimblebury||Staffordshire||2||8||Overwind due to engineman inadvertently moving reverser in favour of engine when intending to check it.|