HARD HAT PROTECTS WORKERS FROM HEAD INJURIES (Jan, 1924)
HARD HAT PROTECTS WORKERS FROM HEAD INJURIES
Workers, such as miners, steel erectors, and ship builders, can protect themselves from serious head injuries resulting from
falling objects by wearing a hard cap now being marketed in the West. Light and comfortable, it is said to be a nonconductor of electricity, and proof against fire and water. A shipyard laborer wearing one of the guards was struck on the head by a 12-1/2-pound piece of steel which fell six feet. He was knocked to his knees, but was uninjured. Another, provided with the cap, was struck down by the impact of a 20-ounce bolt falling 42 feet. He was not hurt, nor was the headpiece broken. For those who labor in poorly lighted places, the article is a safeguard against accidents due to contact with low ceilings and overhead projections.