HC Deb 07 December 1927 vol 211 c1389W

asked the Secretary for Mines the number of fatal and non-fatal accidents and the percentage of the number employed which have occurred during the last 12 months at the Deep Pit, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, owned by the Shelton Iron, Steel and Coal Company, Limited; and how the percentage of accidents compares with the percentage of fatal and non-fatal accidents of other collieries in Great Britain during the same period?

Colonel LANE FOX

The following are the figures for which the hon. Member asks:

Accidents at Mines under the Coal Mines Act during the twelve months ended 30th November, 1927.
Shelton Deep Pit Nos. 1 and 2. Great Britain.
Number of deaths from accident. 6 1,127
Number of persons seriously injured.* 26 4,655
Death rate per thousand persons employed. 2.07 1.10
Serious injury rate per thousand persons employed. 9.00 4.56
* Particulars of the less serious accidents are not yet available.

I am inquiring into the reasons for the high accident rates at Shelton Deep Pit.