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A boy of fifteen named Radhoo Saitoo began working at five in the evening at his place of employment, a bone-crushing mill in Bombay, India. At seven the next morning - Radhoo had been working... [Item of the Day]
As of 1854, a crisis in the silk industry due to competition from Lyon and a disease among the silkworms affected the city of Valencia badly. Many silk workers lived at the verge of vagrancy or at... [Item of the Day]
The Kader Toy Factory fire on 10 May 1993 in Thailand is considered as one the worst industrial inferno's in history. 188 people were killed, most of the victims were young female workers from the... [Item of the Day]
The legendary Indian dak (mail) runner faced many dangers and he was armed with a spear to protect himself against wild animals. A runner carrying mail from Calcutta towards Moondepore Tuppa was... [Item of the Day]
In 2003 the International Labour Organization ILO declared 28 April the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. That same day the world's trade union movement holds its international Commemoration... [Item of the Day]
In Dhaka, Bangladesh, a commercial building with five garment factories operating inside collapsed. After days of searching, death toll ended at 1129. In the aftermath, pope Franciscus spoke out... [Item of the Day]
A mine disaster in Kinross, South Africa, killed 177 people. The Board of Kinross Mine did not identify the dead black miners by name but by ethnic group only.The Congress of South Africa Trade... [Item of the Day]
In the history of the labour movement, holidays is associated with struggle and collective organization. The intellectual elite preferred to travel individually, however. Those who were able to... [Item of the Day]
An exhibition in the Paleis voor Volksvlijt in Amsterdam opened on June 15, 1890 was the first to focus on safety at work.This exhibition ushered in the Veiligheidsmuseum (Safety Museum), established... [Item of the Day]
The eleventh commandment in the woolen mill in Winchendon, Massachusetts is a smoking prohibition, issued July 5, 1830. Smoking is "considered very unsafe, and is also specified in the insurance."... [Item of the Day]