17-year-old migrant farm laborer Maria Isabel Jimenez collapsed and died while working in a vineyard outside Fresno, California in May. Jimenez, who was pregnant, had been working in 100-degree heat for nearly ten hours when she finally lost consciousness. Although she was rushed to an area hospital, she died two days later. An autopsy confirmed that her death was caused by heat stroke. The lawsuit her relatives have filed claims that basic workplace safety precautions could have prevented Jimenez’s death.
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