EL CENTRO — Although the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors has denied the workers compensation claim in the October 2018 death of diver Jonathan Burnworth, at least one director is interested in what might be done on behalf of Burnworth’s two young children.

IID has denied paying workers compensation to Burnworth’s widow, Katie, on the argument that his death was ruled due to a heart condition and not to workplace safety. He suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting the recovery of a car submerged in a canal northeast of Calexico.

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