Doorbell Camera Catches Moment Delivery Driver Collapses Due To Heat
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A homeowner has shared a video of a delivery driver collapsing while delivering a parcel to his front door to warn people about the dangers of extreme heat.
First, it’s worth mentioning that UPS has since said that the driver was ‘fine’, but if you check out the video below you’ll definitely see that he was having real struggle at the time.
The state of Arizona – where the footage was captured – has been in the grips of a heatwave for more than a month now, and this footage has been shared in the hopes that people will remember to keep themselves safe.
The video was captured on the Ring doorbell of Scottsdale resident Brian Enriquez.
The footage shows the UPS delivery driver walking very slowly towards the front door, before stumbling over when placing the package down and falling into a sitting position.
After taking a short sit down to compose himself, the driver got up, rang the doorbell, then staggered off back to the van.
Enriquez was out of the house at the time, and didn’t see the video until after the driver had left, but he was clearly concerned for the man’s safety.
He told local TV news: “I was concerned for the fact that he was coming, stumbling to the door,
“Had I gotten to my phone sooner, I could have talked to him through my Ring, but he had already left the property at that point.”
Being a decent concerned citizen, he called up the police and UPS to let them know what had happened.
UPS has since said that their employee was ‘fine’ and explained that they’re trained to work in extreme heat, which isn’t exactly unusual in Arizona.
In a statement, the delivery company said: "UPS drivers are trained to work outdoors and for the effects of hot weather.
“Our employee used his training to be aware of his situation and contact his manager for assistance, who immediately provided assistance.”
The statement added: "Our package delivery vehicles make frequent stops, making air conditioning ineffective.”
Of course, it’s hard for anyone who has to perform physical work outside during extreme heat, so if you have to do it, remember to remain hydrated, take your time so as to not over-exert yourself, and – it goes without saying – wear a load of sunscreen and a hat.
Temperatures in Arizona have been over 100F (38C) nearly every day for more than a month, and the top temperature last week was 110F (43C).
Stay safe out there, folks.
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