Marshall Co. construction worker hospitalized for heat

By Heartland News

MARSHALL COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Tuesday's extreme heat sent a construction worker in Marshall County to the hospital for a possible heat stroke.

The worker was part of a crew doing some paving work along Kentucky 58.

Witnesses say the man started to show some signs of heat illness, so his co-workers helped him into a nearby car to keep him cool until an ambulance arrived.

A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineer called work off for the day to prevent any other injuries.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet safety director has been training highway crews on how to recognize heat-related symptoms.

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