Working Conditions During the European Industrial Revolution
The working conditions of factories and companies was quite dangerous. The workers were given weak and minimal (or even none) safety equipment in an unsafe environment. Some workers don't get rest or food or enough money to sustain themselves on certain days. Children were also overworked in dangerous factories for a very small amount of pay. Some children were even beaten if they were late to work.
Two Women Miners: http://www2.uncp.edu/home/rwb/1842womenminers.html
The Life of the Industrial Worker in Nineteenth-Century England: http://www.victorianweb.org/history/workers1.html