Possible driver death due to heat

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Jackburton, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Getting reports of a driver that was taken off life support in NC around 2pm today. Anyone confirm this, if so please keep the family in your prayers.

    Update: apparently someone made a post on the vote no Facebook page. I'm not on Facebook and honestly have no idea how to use it.
     
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  2. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    I can't find anything. Although I talked to one of our p/c guys today and he says since being on Orion he has never spent as much time in the back of a package car as he has now. Not good with a heat index of 100 degrees.
     
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  3. Luv2gym

    Luv2gym New Member

    Saw it on the vote no Facebook page. Apparently a female driver had a heat stroke in the back of the package car and managed to crawl out. They found her 10 feet from the package car. SAD.
     
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  4. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Big brown will blame her for not being hydrated or some crap.
     
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  5. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    And quite possibly rightfully so.
     
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  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It may sound cold-hearted but Austin is right.
     
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  7. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    It does not matter what type of shape you're in when working in a metal box with zero air circulation in 98% humidity. That does for drivers, pre/late load and sorters.
     
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  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Agree but my lawyer would argue otherwise.
     
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  9. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Indecisi0n what do you disagree with?
     
  10. Luv2gym

    Luv2gym New Member

    Hopefully that's not the case. I can say in my part of the country we went from pretty decent temps to temps that are pretty unbearable. Factor in the humidity and you have problems. But I do find forcing yourself to drink water even if you're not thirsty helps a lot. By 1230 I've had about 7-8 bottles of water. By then I'm usually acclimated.
     
  11. Prayers to her and her family.
     
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  12. moldsporh

    moldsporh Active Member

    Like I said in another thread.....if OSHA probed the back of the truck, things would change.

    Very sad to hear this news.

    THERE IS NO EFFIN REASON FOR PALTRY VENTILATION IN THE PACKAGE CARS, MAINLY THE CARGO ARRA.

    NONE.

    SHAME ON YOU UPS.

    What we have to ventilate the rear area is :censored2: the size of a golf ball, for up to 1200 cubic feet.

    It can be done with keeping the area dry...they just won't do it.
     
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  13. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    There are days where with the heat+humidity+truck heat and us Working it is not possible for you to truly stay hydrated. Working 11-12 hour days , 5 days a week in this heat it just outrageous.
     
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  14. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    A few folks have taken to bringing thermometers to measure the heat produced in the rear of the vehicle, some clocked 130+ this past week.
     
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  15. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    I hope she's okay but it does not sound good.

    There was a heat-related death of a local driver in 2009. His name was Rick and there is a thread on BC about him. The temperature that day was around 97 degrees and it was late August, maybe the 21st.
     
  16. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    I have never temped the back of a p/c, but I can tell you this I do remember days that the shelves would burn you they were so hot.
     
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  17. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Same here.
     
  18. Not trying to get off the subject. But we had a few hot days a couple of weeks ago. They actually sent us a message to take a minute or two and cool off,and get something to drink.

    Too bad she didn't get the same.

    Sorry if I'm too far off on this topic.
     
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  19. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

  20. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    And code it out to your lunch?