HC Deb 26 June 1941 vol 372 cc1112-3
Mr. E. Dunn

(by Private Notice) asked the Secretary for Mines whether he can make any statement with regard to the explosion which has taken place at the Kiveton Park Colliery?

The Secretary for Mines (Mr. David Grenfell)

I regret having to announce that an explosion took place at Kiveton Park Colliery at 10.30 a.m. on 24th June. The accident occurred in. the Barnsley seam. Five men were burned, two of whom have since died. The ignition of gas is believed to be due to the fracture of a deputy's flame lamp. Investigation is proceeding. I feel sure that the House will want to join me in sending a message of condolence with the bereaved and injured in this sad occurrence.