How Construction Workers Keep Cool in the Summer Heat - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/5/03

How Construction Workers Keep Cool in the Summer Heat

Construction workers throughout the city have to spend every day outside. Health officials say, its weather like this that can cause people to suffer from heat exposure. Each year the center for disease control says over 400 people die from exposure to heat.

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NewsChannel 11 asked some construction workers at Brownfield Highway and Loop 289, how do they get through these hot summer days? According to Billy Jennings with Granite Construction it has to do with how much you drink and how hard you work, "Drink plenty of water and Gatorade and try not to work as hard and take some breaks and stay hydrated."

Health officials say the best way to eliminate the risk of heat exhaustion is to drink lots of water.

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