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Industrial Revolution

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Bailey Meehan

on 7 February 2013

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Bailey Meehan Conditions Of Miners and Factor Workers Falling to Their Death ? In some mines, coal and the miners were pulled to the surface in wooden buckets. (which were pulled up the shaft) Sometimes the miners just had a rope to hold on to. Rope breaks and mistakes with a windlass often led to miners plunging to their deaths Death of Children Machines were not always fenced off and workers would be exposed to the moving parts of the machines. Children were often employed to move between these machines because they were small enough to fit between the tightly packed machinery. This led to them being placed in a great deal of danger and death rates were quite high. Children in Mines Children as young as five were used as ‘trappers’ to open and close underground doors in the mine to let the ‘hurriers’, who pulled the loaded wagons, get through. children worked in the dark because their families were too poor to afford candles. They were in the dark for up to 12 hours a day and usually had rats scurrying all over them and if they fell asleep they were beaten by the miners. Long Hours In the factor you usually had to work for 12 or more hours a day. it was usually very hot and very hard work. this lead people to become sluggish adding to the danger of working the machines Fatal Later In Life Girls as young as 13 were often used as 'Hurriers'. they had to pull carts of coal through long tunnels using a chain around their waist. The chain around their waist caused damage to their pelvic bones, distorting them and making them smaller. This often proved fatal in later life when many of them died in childbirth. Unfair Pay Checks women and children worked up to 16 hours a day and were paid almost nothing. Often sweatshop employees where forced to work late into the night so that the job was completed or they wouldn't get paid. Ventilation problems as mines became deeper. Gas was always a problem in the mines, and included: methane,carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. Child Abuse The youngest children were commonly sent to be assistants to textile workers. The people who the children served would beat them, and verbally abuse them. Both boys and girls who worked in factories were subject to beatings and other harsh forms of pain infliction. sources
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