§ 19. Mr. THORNE
asked the Home Secretary whether he has received a report from his factory inspector in connection with the fatal accident to a carman at the yard of Messrs. I. Leftley, transport contractors, 86, North Street, Barking, when a tank fell on him; and whether the methods used in moving the tank were adequate?
§ Sir J. SIMON
Yes, Sir. It appears that the tank had been regularly moved by the same method for a considerable time, and that the accident was due to a defect, which could not readily be detected in the metal of one of the shackles attached to the tank.