PA Industrial Accidents Commission Report (1912)

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Within a year of Crystal Eastman’s 1910 report on work accidents in Pennsylvania, New York, Wisconsin, and Massachusetts all abolished the common law system of work accident recovery and replaced it with workers’ compensation.  Pennsylvania, as many have pointed out, lagged a bit behind. In that same year, 1911, however, the Pennsylvania legislature passed a bill that created the Pennsylvania Industrial Accidents Commission. The Commission issued its report on December 31, 1912, recommending both the enactment of workers’ compensation and a constitutional amendment to facilitate a mandatory Act.

The note linked above  comments briefly on the Commission’s Report.  Here also you will find a link where the Commission Report can be read for free on-line.