Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Saw Mill

Today's picture was taken in 1908 and shows two boys working in a saw mill. The picture was taken in Evansville, Indiana.

5 comments:

  1. Not a sawmill, probably a cabinet shop or furniture company.

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  2. Notice no guard on the saw. Looks like some serious child labor and OSHA violations here.

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  3. Back then people had common sense and knew to not go near the fast spinning sharp disc.

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  4. Common sense is one thing. Accidents are totally another.

    You could sneeze, misdirect the board you are cutting, and your coworker could loose fingers or a hand. THAT is why safety laws came into being.

    I heard terrible stories from older foundry workers in the town where I was born about people being killed by molten steel before some of the safety regulations came to be.

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  5. I recenty left a job because of a lack of health and saftey. Guards and the like ARE common sense!

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