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Farmworkers and construction crews face special danger as an extreme heat wave continues to bake the West

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Saturday, June 19, 2021

But on Thursday, as the temperature rose to 110 degrees, her head started to pound. She tried to focus on picking the 30 boxes of grapes she needed to earn her daily bonus, but soon she felt so tired that it was hard to stand. By the time Cruz, 18, sat down, the temperature had reached 115 degrees and she was struggling to breathe. Farmworkers and construction crews face special danger as an extreme heat wave continues to bake the West

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