HC Deb 12 June 1913 vol 53 c1800W

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been directed to an accident at the Blackhill Colliery, Summerston, near Glasgow, whereby two men were hurt; and, if not, will he have special inquiry made into the allegations that certain spaces for the men were at the time full up, so that they could not keep clear of the hutches drawn up by the hutchway?


This accident has been investigated, and it appears from the report which I have received that it was not due to any obstruction of the manholes, which were, in fact, available for use, but to an inadvertence on the part of two men who stepped on to the track of the ascending tubs after giving the signal to restart the haulage, forgetting that the ascending tubs were, just below them.