Working conditions during the I.R were horrible!
In the factories and mines, workers worked very long hours. Between 1790-1840 workers worked 12 to 16 hour days and worked 6 to 7 days a week. The workers were not allowed a break unless the factory owner allowed it.
How the Factory Work Got Better
Eventually factories got safer with better machinery. Also a Factory Acts law was passed in the 1800's that let children work shorter. That then let them not be as tired and wouldn't get hurt due to lack of attention.