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FRANCONIA TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) – Montgomery County officials say a dispute that ended with a man dead at a Philadelphia area meat packing plant began with a relatively harmless prank. 179 more words
In Chapter 4 of The Jungle — Upton Sinclair’s searing 1906 exposé of the American meatpacking industry — Lithuanian immigrant Jurgis Rudkus arrives at the steaming blood chambers of Chicago’s slaughterhouses and follows his boss to the “killing beds.” He’s given a large broom to “follow down the line the man who drew out the smoking entrails from the carcass of the steer” and sweep the innards into a trap “so that no one might slip into it.” As the screams of animals whose hides were being peeled from their still-living bodies echoes off of the gut-splattered walls, Rudkus wades through pools of coagulating blood and tries to avoid losing a limb to the same gnashing blades that turned cattle into steak. 1,863 more words
WAYNE TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – Fire destroyed a meat packing business in Armstrong County Wednesday morning.
The fire started around 1:30 a.m. at Dayton Packing on Slaughterhouse Road in Wayne Township, just outside of Dayton. 334 more words