§ 22. Mr. Whiteley
asked the Home Secretary the number of fatal accidents during 1936 among men working the electric and acetylene welding and burning machines in confined spaces in shipbuilding and boiler-making establishments?
§ Sir J. Simon
During 1936 no fatal accident occurred to workers engaged on electric welding in shipbuilding or boiler-making establishments: there is, however, record of the death of one worker who had been working on an acetylene welder on repair work to a ship, and according to the verdict at the inquest this death was due to heart disease accelerated by gassing.