Warning after builder dies from heat stroke
11 August 2005, MADRID – Authorities in Murcia issued a warning on Thursday after a 43-year-old builder died from heat stroke.
11 August 2005
MADRID – Authorities in Murcia issued a warning on Thursday after a 43-year-old builder died from heat stroke.
The man, who came from San Pedro del Pinatar in Murcia, was working on a construction site at El Pilar de la Horadada in Alicante when he became ill.
He was rushed in an ambulance to hospital at San Javier in Murcia, but died shortly afterwards from multiple organ failure.
It's the second death this summer in Murcia from heat stroke. On 20 July, a 42-year-old farmer, who was picking grapes at Alhama de Murcia, also died after spending several days in a coma.
On Wednesday, authorities in Huelva also stated tests had confirmed that the death of a 51-year-old man on 6 August was due to the heat. The man had died in Cortegana after suffering symptoms such as hypothermia and dehydration.
In Murcia, the health authorities repeated its recommendation that people avoid carrying out labour during the hottest hours of the day. It called on construction companies to do all they could to ensure their employees weren't working during those times.
Health experts add that if anyone has to work in intense heat, they should wear sun cream, cover their skin from the sun and drink a lot of liquids.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news