Workers casting steel in the forge at Horwich works, Bolton, 1919.
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Workers casting steel in the forge at Horwich works, Bolton, 1919.

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Description

The workers in the photograph are not wearing any protective equipment, and accidents were common at this time. There were few health and safety measures in place. Workers risked breathing in dangerous chemicals when smelting metal as there was little ventilation.
 

Image Ref.

10444205
 

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