A few weeks ago, Abdul had seen a boy's hand cut clean off when he was putting plastic into one of the shredders. The boy's eyes had filled with tears but he hadn't screamed. Instead he'd stood there with his blood-spurting stump, his ability to earn a living ended, and started apologizing to the owner of the plant. 'Sa'ab, I'm sorry, ' he'd said to the man in white. 'I won't cause you any problems by reporting this. You will have no trouble from me.