Papers by Command Volume 15

Papers by Command Volume 15

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...danger. Safety.--I annex a table showing the number of accidents caused by machinery, Accidents. explosions, &c, during the past year in each District in this Division. Mr. Hine (Leeds).--4,014 accidents reported, of which 44 proved fatal. More than half of the fatal accidents were caused by falls of one kind or another, and he fears many were due in a large measure to carelessness. Docks, warehouses and loading or unloading ships were responsible for over 700 accidents, half a dozen of them being fatal, but none of the latter were, I think, owing to non-observance of the Dock Regulations, and only one or two of the non-fatal ones so far as I have been able to ascertain. In non-fatal accidents lathes head the list with just over a hundred as against 92 during the previous year; circular saws, 90 against 99; power presses 53, against 78. These numbers are very high, but very few were caused through want of proper guards; in fact great progress has been made in more effectually guarding stamping presses, but still accidents occur. An arrangement by which both hands must be held on levers, in order to operate a metal stamping machine instead of the treadle, has done a great deal to prevent finger ends being cut off, and I am recommending the use of these wherever possible. Mr. Dodgson (Sheffield) says: --The number of accidents recorded shows a tendency to increase. In seeking the reason for this I am led to say that the greatest increase is in the "heavy" trades (engineering, armourplates, guns, munitions of war, and iron and steel forgings). In these heavy industries in Sheffield during the years 1903 and 1904 trade was comparatively stagnant, but during the present year there have been so many more operatives employed, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 446 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 789g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236897706
  • 9781236897701