HC Deb 25 May 1938 vol 336 c1217
78. Mr. Thorne

asked the Home Secretary what was the cause of the accident at Ford's works, Dagenham, Essex, at which two men were killed?

Mr. Lloyd

A man who had gone, wearing an industrial respirator, into the hopper of a blast furnace, collapsed after he had been at work a few minutes. The supervisor at once went to his rescue without a respirator. Both of these men unfortunately died. The question of further precautions for work of this kind is being taken up with the firm.