March 2, 1987 |
"My fingers go numb. Then the swelling in my wrists comes, and my fingers won't move. "Finally, my left hand goes dead. My hand just starts tingling, and then it falls asleep. It just happens, sometimes when I'm driving. "I was on the job five years before I got hurt. But the chain speed (on the production line) just got so fast. . . . The doctor said my wrists just wore out." --Gary Shadbolt, a 32-year-old worker at the huge IBP meatpacking plant in Dakota City, Neb.