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James Burton et al

As part of the Chinese Historical Wrongs Legacy Initiative, we’ve digitized a small selection of inquests and inquiries from 1872 to 1934, found in series GR-0431. These were chosen to reflect the experiences of early Chinese immigrants to B.C. – their living and working conditions, and their unfortunate accidental or unusual deaths.   They range from a woman working in a brothel in Barkerville who died of natural causes to three sawmill workers who died from malnutrition. Learn more.

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BC Archives GR-0431

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9. It is the duty of foremen and head men before leaving to carefully examine the buildings and machinery in their charge; to see that everything is clean and in good order and in the event of anything not being in good order to make prompt report. 10. It is the duty of all workmen to see that their departments are kept clean, in good order and in repair, and to report immediately to the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent or Foreman any defects. It is the duty of all employees to observe extreme cleanliness themselves and to report the lack of it in others. 11. Extreme care must be exercised in the transfer of materials and ingredients; should anything be spilled it must be immediately picked up, and report made to the foreman, who will, if necessary, cause it to be destroyed.


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