Second Report of the Factory Investigating Commission 1913; Volume (I-[Iv]

Second Report of the Factory Investigating Commission 1913; Volume (I-[Iv]

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...the combustion of celluloid and it was only fair to the firemen who risked their lives in endeavoring to save people from celluloid fires that people should understand what this meant. They did not realize the overwhelming heat which in the case of the Moor Lane fire, the firemen had to encounter, even at a distance of ten or twelve yards. Mr. Hayden, replying upon the debate, said he would be glad to accept any amendment designed to strengthen the committee's proposals; but he believed that if they obtained from Parliament the powers they sought the interest of London would be amply safeguarded. The recommendation was adopted unanimously. 'i The handling of dangerous chemicals, manufacturing of selfcombustible compounds, especially hazardous lines of manufacturing, such as wood working, celluloid, sugar, rubber and such classes of business can be readily held in restriction, providing they are handled, and the laws enforced are free from political influences and intrigues. "I also wish to call your attention to the manner in which the British Fire Prevention Committee, apparently incorporated as far back as 1899, guards and compels the owners of stores and factories to carry out their recommendations. They inspect buildings, especially before holidays and specifically around the Christmas festivities, and which I refer to herewith by submitting the original circular issued by that body and bearing thereon, and which pamphlet contains many essential and important points for your Committee to adopt. "I further suggest that proper authority and facilities be extended to the Fire Department and Police Department to enforce rules preventing smoking or the carrying of lighted cigars and cigarettes on the elevators of stores and manufacturing...show more

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  • Paperback | 422 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 748g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236613813
  • 9781236613813