WNCN reports that on June 23rd, a worker at the Purolator Filters plant in Fayetteville passed away while working, possibly due to the high temperatures North Carolina has been experiencing recently. The article states that The North Carolina Department of Labor will carry out an investigation of the tragic incident. As of today, it is not certain that heat caused this to occur. However, this accident brings attention to the fact that everyone needs to be on alert for heat related accidents, injuries, and illness. North Carolina is not the only part of the world suffering from heat-related accidents. CNN reports that the Karachi heat wave has now caused over 1,000 deaths in the country of Pakistan. In May of this year, India suffered a similar heat wave that has killed well over 1,000 people, also reported by CNN. Temperatures this year have been devastating across the world, and in order to avoid becoming a victim of the dangerously high temperatures, we at Hardison & Cochran would like to take this opportunity to provide you again with heat safety tips to keep in mind for the hot summer months. The National Weather Service provides detailed information about common heat related illnesses and what to do during a heat wave, among other safety suggestions. Remember to stay hydrated, covered with sunscreen, and safe this summer whether you are at the beach, pool, school or work.
Sources: WNCN.com (plant story); CNN.com (Pakistani and Indian heat wave stats); //www.nws.noaa.gov/os/heat/(safety tips)- all linked above
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