A report in today’s Columbus Dispatch reveals just how dangerous it is to deliver mail in this winter’s bitter cold:
At least 20 mail carriers have been treated for frostbite this month in the Postal Service district that covers Columbus and Cincinnati.
And although that number represents less than 1 percent of the carriers in the district, supervisors are warning carriers before they step out into the arctic wind.
“She’ll remind us about frostbite and how to avoid it,” carrier Andy Fraker, 52, said of his boss. “If you need to take extra breaks, go ahead.”