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7:58 am
Tue July 14, 2009

Heat Blamed for Tulsa Death

Tulsa, OK – Heat-related sickness increases


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Emergency Medical Services Authority responded to a number of calls involving people overcome by the heat, including one case in Tulsa involving a death.

A heat advisory remains in effect for most of the state through Wednesday.

The dead man died after being found unconscious at a west Tulsa construction site Monday. He showed symptoms of heat-related illness and alcohol use is suspected to have complicated his medical condition.

EMSA treated seven other people in Tulsa Monday for heat-related symptoms but none of those had life-threatening injuries. EMSA also transported six people to hospitals in the Oklahoma City area for medical issues related to the heat.

Temperatures in Oklahoma City reached 105 degrees while Tulsa reported 101.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.