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Farmworkers are toiling at night to avoid the heat, but at a cost




File: Migrant workers harvest strawberries at a farm March 13, 2013 near Oxnard, California.
File: Migrant workers harvest strawberries at a farm March 13, 2013 near Oxnard, California.
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Farmworkers in California are increasingly heading out into the fields at night to avoid the climbing temperatures and blistering sun during the day.

But shifting those work hours to night comes at a dangerous cost, with 1,500 reported injuries during 2011 to 2014, according to a Gustavo Solis, a journalist for the Desert Sun, who reported the story.

There are no regulations that require growers to provide adequate lighting, so some workers buy their own headlamps and have developed their own system to avoid being hurt.

A Martinez spoke with Solis about his story in the Desert Sun.

Click the blue audio player above to hear the full interview.