At the turn of the century, almost 100,000 people worked in Belfast mills; the smokestack from a mill appears alongside a H&W crane and the Titanic centre in the skyline of Faigy’s (Fb | Tw) piece for CNB/HTN. One site on linen production in and around Belfast notes that “machines were not properly guarded. Facial and hand injuries, ranging from lacerations to mutilations, were the most common”.
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