§ 12. Mr. TINKER
asked the Secretary for Mines the number of explosions that have taken place since 1926 that have caused loss of life; and on what working shift, day, afternoon, or night shift, they have occurred?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
The number of explosions between 1st January, 1927, and 30th April, 1934, causing loss of life, was 95. Of these 35 occurred on the day shift, 33 on the night shift and 21 on the afternoon shift. The remainder occurred between shifts or on Sundays or at a time when the pit was not working.
§ Mr. TINKER
According to the figures, it would appear that the greater number of accidents occur on the back shift. Has the departments' inspector paid any attention to it?