HC Deb 19 March 1923 vol 161 cc2149-50W

asked the Secretary for Mines what is the number of mining accidents, fatal and otherwise, which were directly traceable to the breaking of ropes in 1922, in Great Britain and in South Wales, respectively?

Lieut.-Colonel LANE-FOX

Eight persons were killed and 10 seriously injured in 17 accidents due to breakages of ropes or chains in 1922. All the accidents occurred on haulage roads, except one case of serious injury which occurred in a shaft. Two, resulting in the death of two persons, occurred in the South Wales coalfield. Particulars of lees serious accidents are not yet available.