Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on August 12, 2021
Another Heat Advisory is in effect. This advisory is in effect until 8 tonight.
Again, the National Weather Service is warning of heat index values in the mid 90’s to as high as 100.
Be sure to drink plenty of fluids, try to stay out of the sun or take periodic rest breaks in the shade. Never leave young child or pets unattended in a vehicle.
OSHA has recognized the one-year anniversary of the death of a LeRoy man suspected of have succumbed to heat exhaustion on a job site in Geneseo.
35-year-old Timothy Barber was taken ill while working on the Route 63 bridge over the Genesee River in Geneseo on last July 7.
Temperatures reached 90 degrees that day.
Timothy was rushed to Strong Hospital but later died of apparent heat related illness.
The OSHA Buffalo office is using the anniversary of Barber’s death to remind employers with workers exposed to high temperatures:
They must provide workers with water, rest and shade;
Allowing new or returning workers to gradually increase workloads and take more frequent breaks to build tolerance to the heat and monitor their employees for signs of heat related illness.
Barber was on his second day working for Pavilion Drainage.
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul says she’s ready to work hard for New Yorkers once her administration begins in 12 days. Hochul will be taking over for Governor Cuomo who said he’ll be resigning on August 24th. Hochul said that her staff will not include anyone from Cuomo’s office who behaved unethically.
When Governor Cuomo leaves office later this month, he’ll be doing so with the lowest favorability rating of his entire tenure. According to a new Marist Poll, Cuomo currently has a 28-percent favorability rating which is down 22 points from his previous low set back in February.