USPS worker collapses, dies on the job in Dallas
The employee was working in the Lakewood area of Dallas when he died, the postal service further confirmed to WFAA.
The cause of death has yet to be confirmed, WFAA reported. A statement from the USPS sent to WFAA, however, states, “Our carriers deliver the mail throughout the year during varying temperatures and climatic conditions. This includes during the summer months when the temperatures rise throughout the country.”
KWTX reached out to the postal service for information and received the following statement: “The Postal Service is deeply saddened by the loss of life suffered yesterday involving a Lakewood Post Office Letter Carrier. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this time.”
Dallas is currently under an excessive heat warning.
JUST IN: @USPS confirms a letter carrier died on the job in Dallas Tuesday.— Peyton Yager (@peytonyager) June 21, 2023
Family tells me 66yo Eugene Gates collapsed in a front yard, and a neighbor performed CPR.
USPS isn’t confirming if the death is heat-related at this time.
The heat index Tuesday: 117°.@FOX4 #txwx pic.twitter.com/UJ7gfzl0uE
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