Oklahoma postal worker collapses on the job from intense heat exhaustion

OKLAHOMA — Friday morning emergency crews were called after a postal worker collapsed on a route he works every day.

From Friday morning’s 911 call:

EMSA: “The ambulance is on the way tell me exactly what happened.”

Matthew Vaughn: “We had a mailman parked in front of my house and he just passed out and collapsed to the ground. I think he’s had a heat stroke.”

He and a friend came to Cory Dennis’ rescue.

Dennis knew this week was going to be a hot one so he made sure to stay hydrated. He took all of the proper precautions, but his preparation was no match for the Oklahoma sun.

Dennis felt fine Friday morning, delivering mail as usual. But when he started on this street it hit him. He was tired, dizzy and had stomach cramps.

“I just remember the next thing I knew I was on the ground,” says Dennis. “It’s a helpless feeling. It’s very scary.”

Read more: Metro postal worker collapses on the job from intense heat exhaustion | KFOR.com.

  • geegee

    He said he tried to get back to his truck to cool off. It’s hotter in those trucks than it is outside because the Postal Service does not provide their employees with A/C.

  • rula

    He should have been wearing one of those special cooling towels.

  • joe stutzman

    it can be as much as 125 degrees in a mail truck. BUT God forbid you are late finishing your route.

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    He should be removed from his job for working in an unsafe manner….he should have drank more water and went back to the office when he felt himself getting sick.