§ Mr. T. SMITH
asked the Secretary for Mines the number of persons killed and seriously injured, as the result of accidents caused by shot-firing, during each of the last three years?
§ The SECRETARY for MINES (Mr. Ernest Brown)
During the year 1932, 41 persons were killed and 161 injured by accidents due to the use of explosives and to explosions of firedamp attributed to shot-firing. The corresponding figures for 1933 were 19 and 142, and for 1934, 23 and 213. All such accidents causing any personal injury whatever are reportable to His Majesty's Inspectors of Mines and the figures of injuries are given on that basis.