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The Daily Telegraph & Courier (London) of Wednesday 24 September 1890 reported  "The Government inspector does not think the foreman who permitted or ordered this overwork was to blame; he was merely acting in accordance with recognised practice, and the men, when left to themselves, are only too willing, regardless of risk, to earn extra money for overtime. Major Marindin suggests that the employment of drivers beyond a reasonable number of consecutive hours should be absolutely prohibited, and considers further that the ordinary hours of the driver in the present case were too long."

 

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