The U.S. temp industry has ballooned to a record 2.8 million people in the wake of the Great Recession, putting temp workers in more blue-collar jobs at factories, warehouses and construction sites across the country. But there has been a dark side to such growth. A ProPublica investigation has found that American temp workers face a significantly greater risk of getting injured on the job than their peers. In California and Florida, which together account for just under a fifth of the U.S. population, temps were about 50 percent more likely than non-temps to get injured on the job.
These are the stories of some of these workers. Have you been hurt on the job? Or know someone who has? Share your story.