And poultry processing takes a toll on the body. Rates of occupational illness among poultry workers are five times higher than among all workers in the U.S. Dangers include amputations, cuts and lacerations, slips, trips, falls, respiratory hazards and exposure to dangerous chemicals. One worker at a Tyson plant in Maryland noted, "There are a lot of injuries. In the last week, a lady cut her hand and three others slipped and fell." He says that he has pain and numbness in his hands, and that sometimes his fingers turn black from handling the frozen chicken and cramp up in pain. Three quarters of workers say they've had injuries or pain while working, while 62 percent said they are reluctant or scared to report injuries.