Too Hot for Tarmacking

Friday, July 14, 2017
By Hugh MacArthur

AND TarmacOver in Sevilla a road worker dropped dead from severe heatstroke whilst he was laying tarmac on the A-406.

The workers’ union consider that it was “totally illogical” that the 54-year old should have been out doing that sort of work with the temperature standing at 46 in the shade, even without the molten tarmac being laid with a temperature of 170 degrees.

His companions had called 112 at 21.00h to say that their colleague had collapsed and urgently needed medical treatment. When the ambulance got there, the paramedics could only confirm that he was already dead and beyond help.

SPN Unmarked Car AccidentAnd perhaps it was the heat that made a Guardia Civil driver plough into a concrete barrier on the N-110 near Segovia after “feeling faint.”

He had been driving an unmarked speed-control car equipped with radar. He was unhurt. Fortunately, the car was written off.

(News: Sevilla & Segovia, Andalucia,Castilla-Leon)

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