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Jun 20, 2012 2:34 AM

Construction worker may be victim of extreme heat

TUCSON - This afternoon Northwest Fire was called to the Costco near Orange Grove and Thornydale roads after a 44-year-old construction worker collapsed.

When emergency crews arrived they found the victim in cardiac arrest with a bystander administering CPR. Emergency personnel took over and attempted to revive the victims' heartbeat for 20 minutes without success.

Police say the victim was not a Costco employee but a contractor doing work at the store.

Northwest Fire Public Information officer, Capt. Adam Goldberg, said the victim showed signs of heat exhaustion before his collapse, "According to his co-workers, he had been nauseous and vomiting, he tried to drink some water but was not able to keep it down."

Northwest Fire reminds everyone that extreme temperatures over the next few days can be deadly. If possible, limit your outside activity and take any heat related symptoms very seriously.

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