Heat Related Death?

May 19, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
The coroner in Kern County is trying to determine whether the valley heat was a major factor in Friday's death of an oil field worker.27-year old Julius Askew collapsed while working in an oil field near McKittrick.

He died a short time later.

The autopsy report isn't complete, but the coroner says Askew's body temperature was higher than 108 degrees.


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