According to www.Safetynewsalert.com, Maria Isavel Vasquez Jimenez, 17, was overcome by heat as she pruned grapes for nine hours in 100-degree heat in a California vineyard in 2008. At the time of her death, she was two months pregnant.
According to farm worker advocates, the pair should have been sentenced to jail time and that the plea agreements could undermine Californias first-in-the-nation law that requires shade and water for outdoor employees working in high heat.
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