Teen Farmworker's Heat Death Sparks Outcry A 17-year-old pregnant farmworker died of heat exhaustion last month, prompting workers to walk 50 miles from Stockton to Sacramento over four days. Her death raises questions about California's heat-safety regulations.
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Teen Farmworker's Heat Death Sparks Outcry

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Teen Farmworker's Heat Death Sparks Outcry

Teen Farmworker's Heat Death Sparks Outcry

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Maria Isabel Vasquez Jimenez died May 16, two days after collapsing from heat exhaustion on a farm east of Stockton, Calif. Courtesy of Jocelyn Sherman of The United Farm Workers hide caption

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Courtesy of Jocelyn Sherman of The United Farm Workers

Jimenez's fiancé, Florentino Bautista, 19 (right), and her brother, Jose Luis Vasquez, 20 (second from right), stop at a rest break along the 50-mile march route from Lodi to Sacramento. hide caption

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Jimenez's fiancé, Florentino Bautista, 19 (right), and her brother, Jose Luis Vasquez, 20 (second from right), stop at a rest break along the 50-mile march route from Lodi to Sacramento.

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