For every American military casualty in WWII there were 8 casualties in work. Many times more Americans died in the factory than they did in the battlefield. And not just during WWII, every year work kills more than war, on average 2 million per year worldwide. Coronavirus has brought this into sharp relief, the low-paid workers being forced to risk their lives without the right safety equipment or hazard pay, or in the US, without the right to health care if they are injured or get sick while they work.
This painting is based on a sketch I did at art school many years ago. It’s available as a limited edition print from my website in standard square frame sizes.