1.7 million Children Working
September 17, 1914 Written by: Staci Stillmunkes
Wages so low children are forced to work!!
Not only were the work weeks horribly long but the work conditions were extremely dangerous. Employers had kids working jobs that should have gone to adults only because they could be paid less. Machines were big and sharp which is easy to cut a finger or two off. It was normal to see this happen. An example of child labor is the mining. These boys would inhale great amounts of coal dust damaging their lungs and causing illness. Also the boys would handle harmful chemicals without the proper protection which would cause their fingers to swell and bleed.