A longtime U.S. postal carrier, Peggy Frank, 63, was found dead in her mail truck in Woodland Hills on Friday afternoon where the temperature was 117 in the shade. It's an all time new high temp record.
She was found unresponsive while seated in a postal vehicle in the 4800 block of Calderon Road, said Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office.
Paramedics attempted to revive her without success, Winter said. Frank was pronounced dead at 3:35 p.m. Friday.
Evelina Ramirez, a spokesperson with the U.S. Postal Service said the following, “Safety is our top priority for all of our employees,” Ramirez said. “The Postal Service strives to ensure that they have the tools and training to do so safely.”
Just as long as that does not include air conditioning, a vehicle upgrade that has existed for the better part of the last 55 years.
The post office tried to defend its bullshit by issuing the following garbage "Carriers are reminded daily to stay hydrated, wear appropriate clothing, such as hats, and get into the shade whenever and as much as possible", she said.
“The most important thing is to make sure they have water and ice for their entire route,” Ramirez said.