Slaughterhouse Chapter 8 Summary

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Chapter 8 from the reading describes the working condition of the slaughterhouse. The meatpacking was known for the most dangerous job in America. People worked in the poor working condition where knives and machines can cut through their shiny steel armor. There are no windows, workers standing in the river of blood, drenched in blood, and women facing sexual harassment. The cleaning crew cleans the plant with a high-pressure hose that shoots a mixture of water and chlorine heated to 180 degrees Fahrenheit. The slaughterhouse fills up with fogs and workers can barely see. However, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspections became less frequent after President Ronald Reagan elected and reducing OSHA’s authority. Therefore,

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