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Workers find ways to deal with heat wave

Art Darling, a construction worker for Rivenburg Construction, wipes his brow as he talks to a passer-by about the hot weather along Erie Boulevard in Schenectady on Wednesday afternoon.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Art Darling, a construction worker for Rivenburg Construction, wipes his brow as he talks to a passer-by about the hot weather along Erie Boulevard in Schenectady on Wednesday afternoon.
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Even rising temperatures can’t put off a construction deadline. Wednesday topped out at 94 degrees, the fourth straight day of temperatures above 90, a serious problem for outdoor workers. From road construction to tree removal, workers spending as much as 12 hours on the job have to find ways to beat the heat. Topping that list is drinking fluids. Art Darling of Dolgeville said that while working with his crew on the reconstruction of Erie ...

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