HC Deb 24 November 1959 vol 614 c36W
Mr. Corfield

asked the Minister of Labour whether in view of the serious accident at Berkeley power station, resulting in the death of a workman, on 3rd October, and the comments of the deputy coroner at an inquest held on 13th November, he is satisfied with the safety precautions taken in the construction of nuclear power stations; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. P. Thomas

The accident was due to a failure to take precautions necessary when inflammable solvent paints are used in confined spaces and not to any hazard peculiar to the construction of a nuclear power station. I understand that the firm involved has reminded all concerned of the need for a sufficient supply of air to disperse fumes and the use of flame-proof lamps.