- Associated Press - Thursday, May 19, 2016

IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) - Local and federal authorities are investigating the death of a Haitian farmworker who had complained of heat exhaustion during a two-hour bus ride back to Immokalee from southwest Florida tomato fields.

The Naples Daily News (https://bit.ly/1ThTUtc) reports that 50-year-old Jean Francais Alcime received water and ice before leaving the field on Monday, but while in the bus, Alcime said he needed help.

A co-worker told deputies he told the contractor and the owner of the transport bus. The farm contractor said Alcime should rest on the bus and that they should call the paramedics when the bus returned to Immokalee if he didn’t feel better.

A Collier County Sheriff’s Office report says Alcime wasn’t breathing when the bus arrived in Immokalee.


Information from: Naples (Fla.) Daily News, https://www.naplesnews.com

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