§ 5. Mr. T. Smith
asked the Secretary for Mines the number of persons killed and seriously injured in the mining industry during 1939 and the various causes of the accidents; and the separate figures for West and South Yorkshire, respectively?
§ Mr. Lloyd
The provisional total accident figures for 1939 are 769 persons killed (89 fewer than during the previous year), and 3,099 injured by accidents required to be notified at the time of their occurrence. The corresponding figures for 5 West and South Yorkshire were 112 and dealing with fatal accidents in collieries 526 I will circulate fuller particulars in be available to Members of the House? the OFFICIAL REPORT.
|Number of persons hilled and seriously injured* by accidents at mines under the Coal Mines Act, 1911, during the year 1939.|
|Great Britain||West Yorkshire||South Yorkshire|
|Killed||Seriously Injured*||Killed||Seriously Injured*||Killed||Seriously Injured*|
|Falls of Ground||397||1,314||21||64||52||142|
|Gases, Coal Dust and Fires:|
|* Accidents which are required to be notified to the Divisional Inspector at the time of their occurrence.|
|† Includes 71 persons injured in a winding accident at Hatfield Main Colliery, one of whom has since died.|