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These essential workers are afraid to report labor violations

An industrial accident last year shook Gainesville, Georgia, the self-proclaimed “Chicken Capital of the World.” Six poultry-processing workers died when nitrogen gas used to freeze chicken leaked into a factory room and asphyxiated them.  Five of the six people killed were Mexican nationals — as were many survivors at the plant. Some were reluctant to […]