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Unformatted text preview: ndon had been severed. After getting stitches and a strong prescription painkiller, he was driven back to the slaughterhouse and put back
on the production line. Bandaged, groggy, and in pain, one arm tied in a sling, Raoul spent the rest of the day wiping blood off cardboard
boxes with his good hand.
Renaldo was another Monfort worker who spoke no English, an older man with graying hair. He developed carpal tunnel syndrome while
cutting meat. The injury got so bad that sharp pain shot from his hand all the way up to his shoulder. At night it hurt so much he could not
fall asleep in bed. Instead he would fall asleep sitting in a chair beside the bed where his wife lay. For three years he slept in that chair every
Kenny Dobbins was a Monfort employee for almost sixteen years. He was born in Keokuk, Iowa, had a tough childhood and an abusive
stepfather, left home at the age of thirteen, went in and out of various schools, never learned to read, did various odd jobs, and wound up at
the Monfort slaughterhouse in Grand Island, Nebraska. He started working there in 1979, right after the company bought it from Swift. He
was twenty-four. He worked in the shipping department at first,...
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