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Kids as young as six years old had to go to work in order to provide for their families during the industrial revolution. Most children worked in factories that specialised in textiles. These factories were very dangerous as they had large machines with no safety features.
Factories were often far away from villages and homes. This meant that many workers were usually late to work. For some people, the journey to work was also hard work as some had no shoes or little clothes which resulted in foot and body injuries.
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As a punsihment for being late, the workers were whipped or kicked by their suprior officer. This caused serious harm and exhuastion to many workers.
As the machines in factories were large and children's fingers and hands were small, many of their jobs consisted of collecting scrap pieces of material from under running machines or fixing parts of the machines that were broken. This ended in children's fingers, hands and limbs being cut off due to being caught in the mechanisms of the machines.
After a 13 hour day, the workers are paid an extremely low amount of money considering the amount of work they did. The supervisors in the factories also do not allow the workers to eat and if any food was given to them, they would have a very small amount of time to eat it.
When the workers were on their way home, many died of exhaustion or serious injuries. If workers didn't die, many had long lasting injuries or mental health issues.
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