HC Deb 29 July 1938 vol 338 c3493
28. Mr. Thorne

asked the Home Secretary whether he can give any information in connection with the explosion at the Oldham Ice Company's works at Falcon Street on Saturday last; what was the cause of the explosion; and how many people were injured by the ammonia inhaled?

Earl Winterton

From a preliminary report which my right hon. Friend has received, it appears that the explosion originated in a brine cooler which was under repair. I have not full information as to how many persons were injured or affected, but I understand that two of the three employés on the premises were affected by the fumes, and are now in the infirmary. The matter is being fully investigated.