Outdoor Workers Take The Heat

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

Temperatures like we've been having can be uncomfortable for many, but can be dangerous for those who have to work outside.That was the case for a worker on a paving crew in Jacksonville Tuesday, who was sent home because of the heat. He's doing much better today and was back on the job.

David Comfort, Paving Superintendent for Morton Trucking, says hot weather makes it easier for the paving materials to mold together, but the heat can be tough on the workers.

"It takes about 2-3 months in this kind of heat to get conditioned to it, and I've worked in it for 17 years now so I'm pretty well accustomed to it. Anytime you're breaking into the season it's difficult to get back into it," said Comfort.

Comfort says the most important part of working in the heat is learning how to stay hydrated.


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