Video: Thirteen postal workers hospitalized with heat related illness at Chicago’s River North PO

Ambulances rushed 13 employees at a River North post office to the hospital with heat-related illness Saturday morning, according to the Chicago Fire Department

According to witnesses, temperatures inside the facility at Ohio and Dearborn were near 100 degrees and they said it has been that way since the middle of the week. Another 23 workers were treated on the scene.

People were working at the facility since 5 a.m. The first one in the ambulance was a supervisor who was throwing up because of the heat. The conditions of those transported are not known.

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