Workers deal with heat to get job done

Monday, August 7th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Tulsa-AP) -- Workers all over Oklahoma are braving hot temperatures to get the job done.

Larry Dentis was on the job this morning flagging cars on a street construction crew before the summer sun brought the outdoor workplace to a proverbial boil.

Temperatures were heating up swiftly, but Dentis says starting the day outside makes it easier to endure highs above 100 in the afternoon. Dentis says workers just have to pace themselves.

The National Weather Service predicts highs around Oklahoma as high as 107 for most of this week. The state Medical Examiner reports no heat-related deaths so far.

The eight employees for Capps Roofing in Ada start work by 6 a-m to get in a full day of work before the heat reaches its afternoon peak. Company secretary Margie Capps says the workers sometimes work at night with the help special lamps.