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Workers Die in Texas Heat as Greg Abbott's Water Break Ban Comes Under Fire

Posted on AllSides June 23rd, 2023
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A Texas postal worker collapsed and died on Tuesday amid the stifling heat that has hit the state in recent weeks—an incident that's likely to exacerbate criticism of Gov. Greg Abbott's recent water break ban.

The man, identified as Eugene Gates Jr., collapsed in a front yard on Tuesday while going door to door in the extreme heat of Dallas, where temperatures have reached 115 F. A homeowner went outside to perform CPR on Gates, but he died.

While the official cause of his death has not yet been determined,...

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