Worker at Doncaster works, 1930

Worker at Doncaster works, 1930

Title: Worker at Doncaster works, 1930

Date: 1930-01

Place: Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England

Description: Worker in the erecting shop at Doncaster works, January 1930. This photograph was taken to teach workers about safety in the works. The worker should have a red flag next to him to show colleagues he is underneath the locomotive and warn them not to move it.. By the 1930s railway companies were beginning to take more responsibility for accidents involving their workers and passengers. They also expected workers to follow safety rules and disciplined those who broke them.

Our reference: 1997-7396_DON_30_24

Collection: Doncaster photos

Background: BR Warflat