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Latinos make up a large portion of California’s workforce. And they die on the job at a much higher rate than other workers.

But the state agency responsible for protecting California workers employs few enforcement officers who are fluent in Spanish.

Workplace safety advocates say the lack of Spanish-speaking inspectors makes it difficult for the state to protect vulnerable Latino workers.

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