Farm workers wearing hats break up earth

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Farmworkers are 35 times more likely to die from a heat-related death than other occupations. Roxana Chicas, a nurse and assistant professor at Emory University School of Nursing in Georgia, told The World's host Marco Werman that more needs to be done to protect farmworkers' rights.

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Pedro Lucas, left, nephew of farm worker Sebastian Francisco Perez who died while working in an extreme heat wave, breaks up earth near St. Paul, Oregon, July 1, 2021.

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