Many factories had very poor work conditions, and some were far worse than others. There was usually no air conditioning, added with the heat given off by the machines, making the work place feel like what I can guess would be a sauna. Machines were usually not blocked off, leaving the workers exposed to the moving parts of the machines. Children were often employed as well because they could get between tightly packed machinery. With this in mind, death rates were quite high in factories. Workers usually worked 12 or more hours a day, meaning they were susceptible to being clumsy and dozing off on the job.
It was quite common to see workers being discriminated during the Industrial Revolution. The people most commonly discriminated against were women and immigrants. Men were given higher wages than women, even when working the same job for the same amount of hours. Women were expected to do both factory work and domestic chores and childcare. Education also suffered from the demand of work, and families became dependent on the wages of women and children.
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