A plate of bacon. A Harvest Public Media investigation found that while America's slaughterhouses produce cheap meat to eat, the industry remains to be one of the most dangerous for its workers.

Dangerous jobs, cheap meats

The meatpacking industry has made a lot of progress on worker safety since publication of Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle” in 1906, but some things remain the same: the work is mostly done by immigrants and refugees; they suffer high rates of injuries and even, sometimes death; and the government lags in oversight.