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Notice of Accidents Act 1906

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4Notices of accidents in factories and workshops

(1)Where any accident occurs in a factory or workshop which is either—

(a)an accident causing loss of life to a person employed in the factory or workshop ; or

(b)an accident due to any machinery moved by mechanical power, or to molten metal, hot liquid, explosion, escape of gas or steam, or to electricity, and so disabling any person employed in the factory or workshop as to cause him to be absent throughout at least one whole day from his ordinary work ; or

(c)an accident due to any other special cause which the Secretary of State may specify by order, and causing such disablement as aforesaid ; or

(d)an accident disabling for more than seven days a person employed in the factory or workshop from working at his ordinary work,

written notice of the accident, in such form and accompanied by such particulars as the Secretary of State prescribes, shall forthwith be sent to the inspector of the district and also in the case of the accidents mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this subsection, and (if the order of the Secretary of State specifying the special cause so requires) of accidents mentioned in paragraph (c), to the certifying surgeon of the district.

(2)If any accident causing disablement is notified under this Section, and after notification thereof results in the death of the person disabled, notice in writing of the death shall be sent to the inspector as soon as the death comes to the knowledge of the occupier of the factory or workshop.

(3)If any notice with respect to an accident in a factory or workshop required to be sent by this section is not sent as so required, the occupier of the factory of workshop shall be liable to a fine not exceeding ten pounds.

(4)If any accident to which this-section-applies occurs to a person employed in a factory or workshop the occupier of which is not the actual employer of the person killed or injured, the actual employer shall immediately report the same to the occupier, and in default shall be liable to a fine not exceeding five pounds.

(5)The foregoing provisions -of this section shall be substituted for section nineteen of the Factory and Workshop Act, 1901.

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