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Clarification: Farmworker Bus Accident-Florida story

May 14, 2024, 8:21 AM | Updated: May 21, 2024, 12:46 pm

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — In a story published May 14, 2024, The Associated Press reported that the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association had opposed a Department of Labor seatbelt requirement for employer vehicles used for farmworkers on temporary visas. The story should have made clear that while the association had asked in a public comment that the overall rulemaking changes by the federal government be withdrawn, on the seatbelt requirement, the association merely said it was impractical from a compliance perspective. The association also said that growers should be considered in compliance if they have seatbelts on vehicles and a policy of requiring their use.

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Clarification: Farmworker Bus Accident-Florida story