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CHAPTER XIII.

PROHIBITED AND REGULATED
OCCUPATIONS.

Those who have had access to the report made upon the conditions under which mining was carried on in England in the first half of the nineteenth century, conditions so brutalizing and degrading that it is difficult to believe that they could have been tolerated in any professedly Christian country, will understand why it has been thought necessary in The Mining Jct of Ontario to prohibit the employment of any male person under the age of sixteen years in or about any mine, or under the age of eighteen years below ground in any mine, and to prohibit entirely the employment of girls and women in mining work, except in a clerical capacity. Similar provisions may be found in the mining laws of almost every civilized country.

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