HC Deb 18 July 1935 vol 304 c1224
60. Mr. THORNE

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he has received a report from the inspector of mines in connection with the accident at the Ironstone Mines, Finedon, Northants, when a man was killed by a fall of ironstone; and whether he can state whether the roof was properly timbered?

The SECRETARY for MINES (Captain Crookshank)

I have received a report from which it appears that the working place in which the accident afterwards occurred was stopped on Friday last by the responsible official because, although more timber than usual had been set, he considered it unsafe to get more stone there. On Monday he instructed a timberman to draw the place off, but before this work had been begun, a chargeman and a workman from an adjoining working entered the place to get stone and while they were so engaged a stone fell from the roof and killed the workman. The chargeman has been dismissed.