Pork plant tied to mysterious illness wins top tier award

It seems like mysterious worker illness and butchered pig brains would be any PR flack’s nightmare. But, despite Quality Pork Processors's bad press as of late, the Austin, Minn. plant was recently given a top tier workplace safety award.

A spokesman for the American Meat Institute, who gave the plant its highest award, told the AP, that the recognition applauded the plant’s overall health and safety program, not its handling of a single situation.

Only in America can the fried nervous systems of 18 workers be seen as a single issue problem. Check out this lady's story.

As Minn Post's David Brauer puts it:

She just got free of her walker. But I guess she still has her thumbs, so it's a great safety victory for the packers.