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Work Accidents and the Law

(1910)

 
 
Work Accidents and the Law Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 15, 2011
1. Work Accidents and the Law Marker
Inscription. The pioneering study of industrial conditions in Allegheny County by Crystal Eastman documented 526 workplace deaths in one year. A component of the land-mark Pittsburgh Survey, it led to industrial accident prevention programs and workers' compensation laws.
 
Erected 2008 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 26.432′ N, 80° 0.165′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from Market Square near Market Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located in Market Square near PPG Place. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15222, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Burke's Landmark (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Bear Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Benedum-Trees Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Martin R. Delany (about 400 feet away); Arrott Building (about 600 feet away); The First Holy Mass at Fort Duquesne (about 600 feet away); John Scull (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
Work Accidents and the Law Marker in Market Square image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 15, 2011
2. Work Accidents and the Law Marker in Market Square

1. Excerpts from the Pittsburgh Survey. eHistory at The Ohio State University (Submitted on March 16, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Work Accidents and the Law - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 26, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Crystal Eastman image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, 1916
3. Crystal Eastman
Crystal Eastman grew up surrounded by socialist family and friends. She became a pioneer investigative journalist who started a career investigating labor conditions for the Pittsburgh Survey sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation. Her report, Work Accidents and the Law (1910), became a classic study and helped advocate the first workers compensation law in America. Library of Congress
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 617 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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