And I thought my first aid kit was bad

Tuesday I visited two factories with expansion plans—perfect candidates for our factory labor study. One mixes and packages juice, the other produces plastic products from recycled Coca Cola crates.

While a job on the production line promises a steady income, we see reminders why we need an fuller accounting of the impacts of industrial labor.

Here’s the first aid box in the plastics factory:

And here are its lovely wares:

Hand stuck in an injection mold? Don’t worry, we have just the filthy plastic wrap, orange lentils and gasoline you need.

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