Another Central Valley farm worker apparently dies of heat illness
July 14, 2008
• Brings to four the number of farm worker heat deaths this summer
• Had been working in Reedley-area vineyard
California tallied its fourth death this summer from apparent heat illness when a vineyard worker died last week in Fresno County, the United Farm Workers Union says.
Ramiro Carrillo Rodriguez, 48, a father of two and employed by a farm labor contractor, died in Selma Thursday afternoon after working all day in a Reedley vineyard.
Mr. Ramiro complained being sick from the heat and was taken home by his foreman. He passed out there and was dead on arrival at a local hospital, the UFW says.
The death was the second last week of a farm worker and the fourth this summer related to working in the heat.