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Cranes (Accidents)

Volume 884: debated on Tuesday 21 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment, in the light of recent accidents in Newport and other parts of South Wales involving heavy cranes, if he will take steps to strengthen regulations so as to reduce the number of accidents.

The two particularly serious crane accidents which have occurred in South Wales recently—on 10th January at Newport and 11th January at Port Talbot—are being investigated by officials of the Health and Safety Executive. The Chairman of the Health and Safety Commission assures me that any legislative deficiencies revealed by these investigations will be rectified in future proposals for regulations on the subject.