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Foundry workers, including coremakers, sometimes face unpleasant or potentially dangerous conditions on the job. Newer foundries have improved working conditions, but foundries are traditionally noisy, hot, and smoky. Many foundry operations produce irritating fumes. Concrete floors may make the coremaker's job hard on the feet. Coremakers have the lowest injury rates among foundry workers, but the rate is somewhat higher than the average for all manufacturing workers.

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