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Accident and Safety

With the Factory (Accidents) Ordinance in 1927 in force, the government started to keep records of the reported factory accidents. In the past, most injuries in the factories had been among women, mainly caused by machines and motor-driving belts especially in the knitting factories. With the Ordinance in force, factory owners had to install guards against machines and belts driven by motors, fewer accidents in knitting factories occurred. Instead, the majority of industrial accidents were reported to be caused by the falls of persons and objects mainly in the shipbuilding industry.