HC Deb 10 June 1937 vol 324 cc1966-7
Mr. Daggar

(by Private Notice) asked the Secretary for Mines whether he can give any information regarding the explosion at Cymmer pit, Porth, in the Rhondda Valley in which two men were killed and four seriously injured?

The Secretary for Mines (Captain Crookshank)

I regret to inform the House that two men were killed and four injured at Cymmer Colliery, Porth, as a result of breathing afterdamp produced by an explosion which took place in the early hours of Tuesday morning. I understand that none of the men involved were burned. At the time of the accident the six men were engaged in preparing a site for the construction of a new stopping in the neighbourhood of a suspected heating. Investigations by His Majesty's inspectors are proceeding. The House will, I know, join with me in expressing our deep sympathy with the families and friends of those who lost their lives in this tragic accident.

Mr. Daggar

Will there be an inquiry into the cause of the explosion?

Captain Crookshank

I cannot say today. As I have just told the hon. Member, investigations are proceeding. I will await their result first.

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