On production lines, workers are often touching elbows, and at least 193 meatpacking workers have died across the country. (Nati Harnik/AP Photo)

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Charged with protecting the health and safety of workers, Trump’s downsized agency has refused to issue workplace rules or serious penalties for life-threatening practices.


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