HC Deb 28 April 1938 vol 335 c295
36. Mr. Thorne

asked the Home Secretary the cause of the accident at Leslie's shipyard, at Hebburn-on-Tyne, on Tuesday, 19th April, when two men were killed?

Sir S Hoare

From a preliminary report which I have received, the accident would appear to have been due to the breaking of a shackle which was overloaded. The matter is still under investigation.