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New heat rules aim to safeguard farmworkers in Malheur County

Drinking lots of water was first among the farmworkers' protective measures to stay safe in the heat. (The Enterprise/Angelina Katsanis)

Editor’s note: Some of those interviewed agreed to talk only if their identities were protected as they may not have legal immigration status. 

VALE – Following the heat-related death last month of Sebastian Francisco Perez, an indigenous Guatemalan nursery worker in the Willamette Valley, the state Occupational Safety and Health Administration is . . .