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Postal Worker Dies in 117-Degree Heat in Southern California

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By    |   Tuesday, 10 July 2018 06:23 PM

A postal worker died while delivering mail during a 117-degree heat wave on Friday in Southern California.

A neighbor found Peggy Frank, 63, unresponsive in her truck in the Woodland Hills area, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Department of the Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office told People magazine. Paramedics attempted to revive her before she was pronounced dead.

An official cause of death hasn't been released pending test results that can take four to six weeks, the coroner's office told People.

"I cannot believe it because I don't think that it should have happened," Frank's sister Lynn Calkins told KTLA-TV. "I'm so sad because she was going to retire soon. Now she can't."

Calkins lashed out at the U.S. Postal Service, telling the station, "They need to start caring about their people a little bit more."

Frank had worked with the Postal Service for 28 years. Friday was her first day back at work after being away for months with a broken ankle.

"We want to express our thoughts and prayers for the employee's family at this difficult time," said Evelina Ramirez, a spokesperson with the U.S. Postal Service, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.

"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."

Joni Hogan Salvatore, Frank's co-worker at the Woodland Hills Post Office, told the newspaper the mail trucks don't have air conditioning.

"They make us lock them and seal them for safety of the mail, but it's horrible in there," she said, according to the Daily News.

She praised Frank's work ethic and attitude.

"None of us are 20 (years old) anymore; it’s a hard job," Salvatore told the newspaper. "It’s a super-hard job, but she always had something nice to say. Never was a complainer or anything. She was just a really good person."

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A postal worker was found dead in a mail truck on Friday in Southern California, where record temperatures reached a high of 117 degrees.
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