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July 06, 2018 - Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Two amputations a week: the high cost of working in a US meat plant

Two amputations a week: the high cost of working in a US meat plant

Records compiled by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reveal that, there are on average 17 “severe” incidents a month in US meat plants. These injuries are classified as those involving “hospitalisations, amputations or loss of an eye”. 

US meat workers are already three times more likely to suffer serious injury than the average American worker and some fear that plans to remove speed restrictions on pig processing lines – currently being debated by the government – will only make the work more difficult.

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