HC Deb 07 July 1937 vol 326 c351
60. Mr. Thorne

asked the Home Secretary whether he can give the House any information in connection with a lift accident at the Victoria Restaurant, Victoria Street, S.W., at which a kitchen man was killed; and whether he can say what was the cause of the accident, and can give any other information about the matter?

Sir S. Hoare

I have received a report from which it appears that the deceased man was entering the lift by clambering through a goods shutter at the back of the lift when the lift was set in motion from another floor and he was crushed, the injuries being fatal. The lift was not provided with interlocking mechanism and alternative safety devices which had been provided were apparently out of action. The premises are outside the scope of the Factory Acts.