HC Deb 02 May 1927 vol 205 cc1281-2

asked the Home Secretary the number of accidents that occurred on the Liverpool Docks during the year 1926 and the classes of workmen involved?


As the answer is rather long, I propose to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

The following table gives the number of accidents at Liverpool Docks which were reported under the Factory and Workshop Act, 1901, during 1926, and particulars as to the classes of workmen involved. The table covers not only the docks in Liverpool itself, but also those in the borough of Bootle, in the urban district of Waterloo-with-Seaforth, and on the Birkenhead side of the River Mersey.

Classes of Workmen. Number of Accidents.
Labourers, porters, etc. 1,043
Coal heavers, tippers, trimmers, etc. 42
Carters, motor lorry drivers, etc. 36
Seamen and others employed on board ship in connection with the loading, unloading, and coaling of ships 24
Drivers of cranes, capstans, etc. 21
Miscellaneous 33
*Includes 30 fatal accidents.