Day Laborers Face Danger on the Job

Jose Luis Buen Abad produced this feature for Radio Bilingue as a 2013 California Endowment Health Journalism Fellow.

Many immigrants in the state of Washington do not have permanent work and find jobs as day laborers. The majority work in hard and dangerous activities such as construction, gardening and moving. According to one study, day laborers have more accidents and hurt themselves more on the job than fellow workers in the same industries. Our correspondent in the state of Washington, José Luis Buen Abad, delved deeper into this issue and brings us this first part of a two-part series.  

This story originally ran in Spanish on Radio Bilingue.

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