HC Deb 24 March 1938 vol 333 cc1351-2
11. Mr. Thorne

asked the Home Secretary whether he can give any information in connection with the crane accident at Dundee Wharf, South London, on Thursday last?

Sir S. Hoare

I have received a report on this accident, from which it appears that the driver of the crane fell from the crane ladder while descending it, and received injuries from which, I regret to say, he subsequently died. The ladder was not defective, and it does not appear that anyone could be blamed for the accident.