Officials Probe Death Of Farmworker Who Collapsed In Heat

LODI, Calif. (AP) - California officials are investigating the death of an 18-year-old farmworker who collapsed after working an eight-hour shift in 100-degree heat.

Maria Isabel Vasquez died last week at Lodi Memorial Hospital, two days after collapsing in a San Joaquin County vineyard.

Supervisors reportedly tried to revive Jimenez with a wet towel and rubbing alcohol before she was taken to a Lodi medical clinic.

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating whether overwork or poor working conditions led to
her death.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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