§ Mr. T. SMITH
asked the Secretary for Mines the number of persons killed and seriously injured in the mining industry 1286W for the 10 years ended 1932, classifying the causes of the accidents?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
The desired information for each of the years 1923 to 1931 is collected together in Tables 46 and 56 of the eleventh annual report of the Secretary for Mines. The corresponding figures for the year 1932 are as follow:
Place and Cause of Accident. Number of Persons Killed. Number of Persons Seriously Injured. Below-Ground: Explosions of Firedamp or Coal-dust. 69 110 Falls of Ground 444 1,381 Shaft Accidents 39 35 Haulage Accidents 174 826 Other Miscellaneous Accidents. 82 527 Above-Ground: On Railways, Sidings or Tramways. 34 123 Other Accidents 39 210 Total 881 3,212