Story: Workplace safety and accident compensation

Industrial accidents, 1910

‘Brain injured’, ‘nails torn off’ and ‘face injured’ were some of the non-fatal injuries to industrial workers during three months of 1910 listed in the Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. Two of these 19 injured workers were aged just 15, and 12 were under 30.

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Reference: Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1911, H-15A, p. 25

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Hazel Armstrong, 'Workplace safety and accident compensation - Working in the 19th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 July 2020)

Story by Hazel Armstrong, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 18 Apr 2016