Document 5 shows a testimony given by a factory worker about how numerous people died at two separate mills because of dangerous working conditions including hazardous materials in the air to dangerous machinery. The worker who testified was also said to die within the year of the testimony due to poor lung health because of the dust in the mills and malnutrition. This document shows how many workers from different factories all have dangerous working conditions and that it is due to the lack of safety precautions and caring about the well-being of the workers, and because the point of view is coming from a worker it also shows what the factories from someone who is basically living in them instead of simply being an observer like the many other documents. The
There are countless examples of the horrible treatment that happened in the silk factories. One example from Document A states that worker had to pull threads off silkworm cocoons in hot water basins. Continually having someone's hands stuck in in hot water all day doesn’t seem the best. The worker’s hands could’ve gotten blisters or burns from the water and that isn’t very safe. Another example from Document F includes that inspection managers were sometimes physically abusive to the women.
The textile factories were an unsafe and unheathly place for working class families to work.These factories were unsafe for children to work because the factories would over work the children,give them a insuffient diet and the factories were filled with diseases.For example a testimony from Joesph Hebergram to the Sadler committee he said; ‘i have damged lunges. my lgs muscles do not function properly and will not support the weight of my bones...the doctor told me that it was caused by dust in the factory,from being over worked and a insufficient diet.’this shows that the factories were an unsafe place for working class because they over work their employes and do not give a proper diet.This evidence shows first hand evidence of what happened
Child cotton workers were exceedingly unhealthy /The state of the health of the cotton evidence factories for children is much worse than...in other employments." In the document A :Dr.Ward source House of the Lords committee ,Dr.Ward said accidents were very often admitted to the rilmary through the children 's hands and arms getting caught in the machine. Children who labor in the mills are victims of frightful oppression and killing toll, they have often been crucially beaten by the spinners of the overlookers. This proves the unhealthy nature of the factory, since the children were getting their body parts caught in the machine and getting beaten,"turning crippled." "Last summer I visited three cotton factories with Dr.Clough of Preston and
Workers were only paid enough to support their homes and they could barely support their family. The air in the mills, filled with cotton dust made people cough and sometimes lead to pneumonia. One benefit was that workers were given their own houses, yet all their family was crammed into one small room and the house was usually dirty and its water supply polluted. To make things worse, the mill owners taxed the worker’s family on how much water they used. To the workers, the mills were satanic and to furnish this idea, the industrial revolution, along with the mills, sparked revolts across the country.
The wages were poor and he hated the manner in which the camps were run. He noted feelings of mutual resentment in the camp, as the men were angered at the government’s way of handling the situation. Thus, to these men, the relief camps had a negative impact on Canadian society. The government had previously hoped that the camps would prevent the rise of communism. However, by grouping these men together, “Bennett basically provided basic training camps for the army of unemployed” (5).
This problem was especially worse for immigrant workers as their belief in the so-called American dream has been worn down due to the misery they had to endure. Immigrant workers were limited of their freedom and constantly exploited due to the fact that they were working in hazardous working conditions, were living in deplorable conditions, and were being harassed under the intimidating power of corrupt politicians. Such miseries the immigrants had to face included the hazardous working conditions where they had to stay for long hours. There was no doubt that workers had either die or were injured as they worked in such environment. In Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, the dangers of working conditions are emphasized through Jurgis’ incident at the meatpacking plant.
Cambodians were killed in mass numbers once they had reached the labor camps. They were killed because they were inefficient workers, they did not listen, or even if they were ill. This greatly reduced the cambodian population (Ngor 214). In Night, once Elie reaches the camp, a doctor named Dr. Mengele examines the physical condition of the prisoners’ bodies. He determines whether or not the prisoners would be capable of doing labor or if they were sick.
Additionally, the Italian faced extremely dangerous conditions in the factory. Italians worked in gruesome “sweat shops” that were detrimental towards the workers. The immigrants were supplied with horrendous materials that would lead to people loosing their arms and legs. Tuberculosis was passed around the factory and killed an abundance of workers. The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire is a prime example of how the workshop setting is very discriminatory towards Italian immigrants.
I asked tons of questions about why I was making this particular ingredient, what people were doing when they restocked and so on. But eventually, the awful management, the unfriendly co-workers, and the rude customers made working at Dunkin my worst job. One of the reasons Dunkin was my worst job was because of the awful management her name was