Watermelon Farm Closed

California agriculture inspectors have closed a Bakersfield (California) watermelon harvesting operation for violating safety rules.
17 workers at the farm were found working in temperatures exceeding 90 degrees on August 10 at Uri Bros. Farm Inc. Not only did the workers work in such high degrees, but they also had no access to shade, water and did not receive lunch breaks.
Young Lee, the farm’s owner is planning to appeal the decision. Last year three people died from extreme heat exhaustion working on farms in California
When running your operation it is important to follow your state’s safety codes. Contact your local FSA for more information.
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