§ 44. Mr. George Griffiths
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the number of fatal accidents, the number of persons 1225 killed and the number injured, in mines for the six months ended 30th June, 1942?
§ The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Fuel and Power (Mr. T. Smith)
During the period 1st January to 27th June, 1942, there were 389 fatal accidents, causing the death of 479 persons. The total number of persons injured is not available, but 1,370 persons were reported to be seriously injured.
§ Mr. Griffiths
Will the Parliamentary Secretary tell the House whether the fatal accidents at the coal face from falls of ground show an increase or a decrease, and whether the figures for the six months show an increase on the first six months of last year?
|Nature of Accidents.||No. of Persons Killed.||No. of Persons Seriously Injured.|
|Reported during week.*||TOTALS.||Reported during week.||TOTALS.|
|From beginning of year.||Corresponding period of previous year.||From beginning of year.||Corresponding period of previous year.|
|Mines under Coal Mines Acts:|
|Falls of Ground:|
|(a) At the face||10||185||243||29||528||608|
|(b) On the roads||1||24||33||2||84||80|
|Haulage and Transport||7||90||100||13||326||354|
|Gases, Coal Dust and Fires:|
|Other Underground Accidents||—||38||24||7||193||189|
|*Including deaths previously reported as non-fatal.|