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Construction Crews Face Hot Days Work

Filed by Michael Cross in Feature, Health, Local News, News.
July 20, 2011

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Several Oklahomans are working outside despite the high triple digit temperatures and heat indices reaching nearly 110 degrees.

The sun beats down on three employees of the Action Safety Supply Company replacing a barrier at the junction of I-35 and I-44.

Division Manager Rocky Webb says he’s telling his men to drink lots of water and take frequent breaks.

“Most importantly we ask our coworkers to watch out for one another. If they see any signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke bring it to our attention and get something done about it.”

Rocky says the symptoms of heat exhaustion include headaches, nausea and cramps.

Even worse is when a person stops sweating which means the worker is close to heat stroke.

He says his employees are ready in case of such an emergency.

“Someone looks like they’re in trouble we’re prepared to put cold towels on them on the wrist points the neck the forehead get them cooled off and get them some medical help.”

Rocky admits the triple digit heat can be a grind, but the work has to get done to keep the public safe.

One Response to “Construction Crews Face Hot Days Work”

  1. dino says:

    thank you all traffic controllers for putting your life on the line for the general public on oklahoma roadways. heat exhaustion is twice as high when you guys are standing on hot pavement during the summer season .

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