The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has announced the first heat-related deaths of the 2014 season.
A strong warning from doctors and state health officials. The heat can be dangerous, and in some cases, deadly. It follows the first confirmed heat related death of the summer.
OSHA has cited a Clarksburg, Md., company in the heat-related death of an employee, but an owner says his company did nothing wrong and will fight the citation.
Four more heat-related deaths are reported in Maryland. That brings the total number to eight. Five of those are from Baltimore City. Doctors are now warning people to stay out of the sun or find a place to cool off.
Maryland health authorities say 32 people have died due to extreme heat so far this year.
State health authorities say last week’s heat contributed to the deaths of 11 people, raising the total for the season to more than 20.