HC Deb 17 June 1930 vol 240 cc13-4

asked the Secretary for Mines the total number of deaths from accidents in coal mines in Great Britain for the year 1929; and what was the total number of deaths due to accident under each of the following heads during 1929, and the percentage of each to the total death-roll, namely, explosions by firedamp, falls of roof and side, in shafts, and miscellaneous (underground) and miscellaneous (surface)?

Mr. PARKINSON (Lord of the Treasury)

I have been asked to reply, but, as the information is in tabular form, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the information:

Place or Cause of Accident. Deaths from Accidents at Mines under the Coal Mines Act in 1929.
Number. Percentage Proportion of Total Number of Deaths.
Per cent.
Explosions of Firedamp or Coal Dust. 34 3.2
Falls of Roof and Sides 581 54.0
Shaft Accidents 41 3.8
Haulage Accidents 220 20.4
Other Underground Accidents. 120 11.2
Surface Accidents 80 7.4
Total 1,076 100.0

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