HC Deb 21 January 1937 vol 319 cc324-5
17. Mr. Thorne

asked the Home Secretary whether he can give the House any information relative to the death of Thomas Hurley, who was killed by the fall of a jib from a crane at the Hamburgh Wharf, London Docks; if he is aware that the jury brought in a rider to the effect that the accident was due to defective wiring and insufficient attention to the crane; and what action he proposes to take in the matter?

Sir J. Simon

I understand that the wire which lifts the jib broke and that the jib fell into the hold where the deceased was working and crushed him. The cause of the breakage is at present under investigation.