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(New York State Factory Investigating Commission, 1911-1914, New York State Archives and Records Administration.)

Unsafe working conditions at Wire Cable Co. in Brooklyn, 1914

"Showing wire-drawing machines unprotected. On the machine to the left the operator was recently caught and wound around the drums, sustaining frightful injuries." Note the open flames--gas jets--used for lighting.

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