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Beneath a bright sun, a man wearing a light purple long-sleeved shirt, jeans, work boots, and a wide-brimmed hat stands in a dried tractor rut and leans over as he pulls at dry grapevines. The entire field around him is brown and dry, with a line of trees visible in the distance.
California Failed to Protect Outdoor Workers from Wildfire Smoke Under Biden's New OSHA Chief
The state rarely penalized employers for breaking the rules under Douglas Parker, who now leads the U.S. administration charged with ensuring worker safety, according to an investigation by KQED and The California Newsroom.