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Milling

Title: Statistics of Injuries
Type: Data
Date: 1912
Source: Bureau of Labor, Industries, and Commerce

Description: Milling was a dangerous occupation in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These tables show the kinds of injuries workers encountered at their jobs.

Statistics of Injuries

Activities:

  1. What kinds of injuries were you least likely to have if you worked in the mill? What injuries were you most likely to have?



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  2. Why might the injuries in question 1 be more uncommon than others?



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  3. In which time period were the fatalities in the mills the highest?



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  4. Does the change in the number of injuries from year to year have any important meaning?



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