Safety, Health and Welfare (Offshore Installations) Act, 1987

Power to direct formal investigation of certain accidents and cases of disease.

31.—(1) Where pursuant to this Act, the Minister is notified of an accident or the occurrence of a disease or any other occurrence, the Minister may, where he considers it appropriate so to do, direct a formal investigation to be held into the accident or occurrence and of its causes and circumstances.

(2) The provisions of section 78 (2) of the Factories Act, 1955 , asamended by section 56 of the Act of 1980, shall, subject to any necessary modifications, apply to an investigation under this section as they apply to an investigation under that section.