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Farmworkers sickened by pesticide to receive restitution

Owners of a West Sacramento farm will pay $23,565 in costs, penalties and restitution after spraying farmworkers with pesticides, Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced Monday.

Prosecutors said Bypass Farms sprayed at least nine farmworkers on Aug. 18, 2014, after failing to follow pesticide instructions and warn the workers of the planned pesticide application. Sprayed workers immediately began experiencing headaches, nausea and vomiting.

Bypass Farms has since implemented new safety policies and procedures.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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