HC Deb 01 February 1934 vol 285 cc520-1

asked the Home Secretary what action, if any, he proposes to take in regard to the death of William McDonald, of Lime-house, due to asphyxia after being in charge of operations with an oxyacetylene super-warmer on the "Dunbar Castle"; and if any other cases of a similar nature have been brought to his notice?


The operation was of a very unusual character, and no similar case appears to have come to the notice of the Home Office. It is proposed to publish in the series of notes on industrial accidents, which has a wide circulation among firms likely to be affected, an account of this case, drawing attention to the danger now revealed and the necessary precautions. I will consider whether any other action is called for.