Accident at the Coalport China Works

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Some of the tasks performed by women were extremely unpleasant, and on occasion highly dangerous. Crushed animal bones are an important ingredient of bone china. Women were employed at Coalport to clean any remaining flesh off the rotting bones and to burn and crush them. This newspaper account of 1855 records the death of a female employee at the Works who was killed when she became dragged into a mill for crushing animal bones.

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