HC Deb 22 February 1939 vol 344 cc368-9
40. Mr. Thorne

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he can give any information in connection with the accident at Chatham Dockyard on Thursday last, when a mart was killed; and whether he can say what was the cause of the accident?

The Civil Lord of the Admiralty (Colonel Llewellin)

I regret to inform the hon. Member that a labourer was killed in Chatham Dockyard on Wednesday last, as the result of his being crushed between a travelling crane and a stanchion during his employment in a machine shop.

Mr. Thorne

Will the relatives be compensated under the Workmen's Compensation Act?

Colonel Llewellin

Yes, Sir; certainly. We have sent our sympathy to the relatives, and they will also get compensation under the scheme.