So we were surprised to get the news this week that regulators are lowering the gates at the...
He's due in...
A survey by Cornell University found that 2,600 Spanish-speaking people work on New York dairy farms. Of them, two...
State police investigator Andrew Gayeski says 35 year-old Oscar Rubio is recovering from serious burns at
He was classified as critical, but now I believe he's going to be stable and he's going to pull through, make a full recovery.
Gayeski says 34 year-old Carlos Perez is in fair condition at Fletcher Allen in
An unidentified Mexican man was killed when a blaze consumer the trailer where the farmworkers were living on Maple View dairy in
One of the occupants was cooking on the stove and left the kitchen area. It was an electric stove and there was a pan cooking on the stovetop.
Gayeski says an investigation continues, but so far there are no signs of any other fire hazards or substandard conditions in the trailer.
Another farmworker who survived the fire, Francisco Valente, was detained on suspicion of being in the country illegally when he was released from
Maple View dairy is one of St. Lawrence County's largest, with more than 1000 cows. It's owned by well-known farmer David Fisher, who serves on the county's Ag and Farmland protection Board. Calls to the farm were not returned.
It's well known that hundreds of Mexicans and Central Americans work on
For North Country Public Radio, I'm David Sommerstein.