HC Deb 06 October 1931 vol 257 c994W

asked the Home Secretary if he has received any report on the death of Roy Barnes, 47, Sussex Road, Dartford, who was killed while at work at the vegetable parchment mills at Swans-combo, Kent?


I have received a report from the factory inspector on this distressing: case, together with a newspaper report of the proceedings at the inquest. There was no witness to the accident, but it would appear that the deceased, who was attending to the cooling rolls over which the paper was being fed, must have got his arm caught between the cylinders and was drawn in. The work was being carried on under ordinary conditions and the accident was of an unusual type. The firm have temporarily removed the upper cylinder, and are arranging to alter the design of the machine so as to allow a much greater space between the cylinders, and I am advised that this should provide a satisfactory safeguard against any similar accident in future.