(NEWSER) – The largest meat producer in America averaged nearly two worker amputations per month in its factories to start 2015. And that's likely just the tip of the iceberg. Celeste Monforton, a professor of occupational health, requested federal injury reports for Tyson Foods for the first nine months of 2015, BuzzFeed reports.
What she found is the stuff of nightmares. According to Monforton's blog, 17 amputations were reported at 10 Tyson meat processing plants during those months. One Arkansas employee lost the tip of a finger to an "impeller." An employee in Nebraska lost three fingers to a "skinner." And one poor Missouri employee lost both hands to an "auger." "The names of these tools tell just part of the story of why these amputations occurred," Monforton writes. "Their names, however, provide more than an inkling about the physical demands of these jobs."
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