‘Unethical and inappropriate’: What coroners’ records reveal about the gaps that led to migrant worker deaths
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Report delves into the barriers faced by nine migrant workers who died across the province during the pandemic's first waves.
Ambulances dispatched to the wrong address. Workers turning down health care for fear they would have to pay for it. Employers — rather than health professionals — monitoring COVID-19 symptoms on high-risk Ontario farms.
These are among the "profound" barriers faced by nine migrant workers who died across the province during the pandemic's first waves — jeopardizing critical care when workers faced life-and-death health emergencies, a new study of coroners' records reveals.
The research conducted by a team of medical doctors, nurses and academics with decades of experience in migrant worker health found a host of failings that contributed to the fatalities, including poor testing protocol and inconsistent quarantine conditions with "limited oversight."
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Agriculture and horticulture workers
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Ontario and Quebec