HC Deb 18 June 1940 vol 362 c20
39. Mr. Thorne

asked the Home Secretary whether he can give any information in connection with the accident on a building at Rochester on 12th June, when four men were killed and three injured; and what was the cause of the accident?

Mr. Peake

I understand from a preliminary report that last Tuesday an extension to a building which was in course of erection collapsed, killing four men and injuring three others. The cause of the accident is being further investigated by the factory inspectorate, which has now been transferred to the Ministry of Labour and National Service.