Peggy Frank planned to quit the US Post soon after nearly three decades, but instead the 63-year-old was found dead in her van after delivering mail during a scorching heatwave in Southern California.
Frank, a longtime employee of the US Postal Service, delivered mail last week when temperatures approaching 120 degrees reached Fox News . Later that afternoon, the woman in her truck near Woodland Hills felt unresponsive, and paramedics could not revive her.
The Sacramento Bee reported that the truck had no air conditioning and those temperatures in the neighborhood in Los Angeles, where it worked, reached dangerous 1
Family members said Frank had just returned to work after receiving medical treatment for ankle fracture, and she believed she had suffered exhaustion or heat stroke in the extreme heat. Peggy's son said her mother had a heat stroke last summer.
The family said Peggy was not the kind of person who shied away from their duties and felt obliged to stop mailing despite the heat wave.
loved what she did because she loved people … I do not think they realize what a job that is … it's not an easy task, "Frank's sister Lynn told FOX11. "She was some kind of person she wanted to do right and wanted to do a good job."
Frank's death is one of several due to the heatwave, the Los Angeles in recent years The extreme temperatures also led to widespread power outages as the grid expanded to full capacity.
Friday's record-breaking heat led to an unprecedented demand for power, noted the Department of Water and Power in Los Angeles (via CNN ), which resulted in power crews working overtime to re-power tens of thousands of customers lost to the heatwave.
At the weekend, e s more than 15 million people who had over 100 million heat warnings and inland areas – including where Peggy Frank had their mail delivery route – reached nearly 120 degrees.
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Although Peggy loved Frank Www.mjfriendship.de/de/index.php?op…=view&id=167 Her work, some family members, hope that her death will cause the US Post Office to provide guidelines for delivering mail in extreme heat Her death is also being investigated by the labor protection agency.