HC Deb 21 January 1937 vol 319 c326
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.