I’ve started subscribing to more science stuff. I remember reading about amputations in food processing in the guardian (where else..) a number of years ago.
This article shows the extent of it in one food manufacturer.
A couple of notes: band saws, fork lift trucks, skinners, planers, and 35 million chickens a year.
Amputations abound at Tyson Foods, OSHA records shed more light on industrial food production
OSHA now requires employers to report when a work-related amputation occurs. In the first nine months under the new regulation, how many amputations did one of the country’s largest food manufacturers report to OSHA?