children were hired to work from as young as 5 were waking up at 4 am to go to dangerous locations such as a coal mine.
Rules about machine safety were non-existent, resulting in death and injury. They worked 12 -16 hours a day with little pay.
The mines and factories the children worked were not clean these children were subjected to a variety of health consequences both mental and physical. These children experienced breathing difficulties and hoarseness in the voice.
children were often subjected to abuse by whoever they worked for, often sustaining injuring that were not treated. Childre often lost limbs or fingers working on high powered machines with little to no training.
large families were often crowded in small government-owned houses with little place to sleep as well as go about there daily activities. life for families had been negatively affected.