Farm workers bringing in buckets full of red bell peppers to a packing tent at a farm in the Bakersfield, California, area. In 2005, after several farmworkers died of heat exhaustion, California enacted landmark regulations requiring employers to provide water, restrooms and shade for workers. Six years later, records show, employers commonly flout the requirements without real consequences. (Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
Farm workers bringing in buckets full of red bell peppers to a packing tent at a farm in the Bakersfield, California, area. In 2005, after several farmworkers died of heat exhaustion, California enacted landmark regulations requiring employers to provide water, restrooms and shade for workers. Six years later, records show, employers commonly flout the requirements without real consequences. (Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times/MCT) MCT
Farm workers bringing in buckets full of red bell peppers to a packing tent at a farm in the Bakersfield, California, area. In 2005, after several farmworkers died of heat exhaustion, California enacted landmark regulations requiring employers to provide water, restrooms and shade for workers. Six years later, records show, employers commonly flout the requirements without real consequences. (Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times/MCT) MCT

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