Factories Act, 1955


Notification and Investigation of Accidents and Industrial Diseases.

Notification of accidents.

74.—(1) Where any accident occurs in a factory which either—

(a) causes loss of life to a person employed in that factory, or

(b) disables any such person for more than three days from earning full wages at the work at which he was employed,

written notice of the accident, in the prescribed form and accompanied by the prescribed particulars, shall forthwith be sent to the Minister.

(2) Where 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 Minister by the occupier of the factory as soon as the death comes to his knowledge.

(3) Where any accident to which this section applies occurs to a person employed in a factory of which the occupier is not the actual employer of such person, the actual employer shall immediately report the accident to the occupier and, if he fails to do so, he shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding five pounds.

(4) A notice of any accident of which notice is sent in accordance with the requirements of the Explosives Act, 1875 , need not be sent in accordance with the requirements of this section.