Every Day

Sometimes while I am transcribing interviews, I encounter a statement that hits me with renewed force upon second hearing. I wanted to share one of these exchanges from my conversation with Carl. Carl worked in a refractory plant in Negley, OH, for 38 years before contracting silicosis in his lungs. According to the American Lung Association, silicosis causes fluid buildup and scar tissue in the lungs, cutting down breathing ability. It is common among people who work in construction, mining, sandblasting, etc.

Me: Was your job ever physically risky?

Carl: Every day.

Me: But you were never affected?  Never hurt?

Carl: No. No.

 

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