Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Trove Tuesday: Rendered Senseless at Work
London January 4
Extraordinary Incident in Factory
The Berlin correspondent of the "Daily Chronicle" states that an extraordinary affair occurred yesterday in a large chocolate box making factory in Berlin where 25 women who were engaged in sticking feathers on the boxes all suddenly fell senseless. Medical help was not available immediately but the fire brigade was summoned and with the help of fresh air and cold water the women were brought around. It is believed they fainted through the gum they were using generating poisonous fumes.
The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860-1954), Saturday 5 January 1924, page 9