Postal Worker Cooks A Steak On His Dashboard To Demonstrate How Hot It Is In Mail Trucks

A postal worker’s lunch has gone viral after he cooked a steak on his dashboard to demonstrate how hot it gets in mail trucks. In a series of photos, the mail deliverer showed a steak in several stages of the cooking process, with a meat thermometer ultimately rising to 142 degrees Fahrenheit — the appropriate temperature for safe eating.  Shawnna Bolick, a member of the Arizona House of Representatives, sent a letter to the president of the American Postal Workers Union, Mark Dimondstein, imploring him to address the issue.  “It is shocking to hear of postal workers having to endure the extreme Arizona temperatures that result in delivery trucks, many of which do not have air conditioning, regularly reaching above 128 degrees,” Bolick wrote in a statement. “Working conditions must be improved immediately to ensure the safety of mail carriers subjected to these dangerous temperatures.”  Bolick outlined the “inhumane” conditions in which Postal Service employees are forced to work, recalling anecdotes from workers not just in Arizona, but Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois and New Mexico as well. She said she’s heard from women and men who have been “sent to the emergency room to deal with heat stroke and heat exhaustion.”

Photo Credit: Arizona House of Representatives via NY Post

 

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan