Slipped off a ledge, and fell into a machine
Another dead immagrant, that's the American Dream
He died in a work accident due to the lack of safety standards in early slaughterhouses. The reference to the “American Dream” is that this is the fate of many immigrants that come to America.
Not that they all fall into dangerous machinery, its that they are swallowed whole by “the machine”
Could also reference anti-immigrant sentiment
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