July was officially the hottest month on record, and in the scorching sun, UPS workers have convulsed, fainted and landed in the emergency room with heat-induced kidney failure, interviews and medical records show.Sixteen employees of the delivery company told a major news outlet they have suffered heat illnesses so far this summer, highlighting the continued hazards UPS workers face as workloads ramp up in record temperatures.

Cases against UPS have been filed on behalf of employees whose families allege their loved ones were killed by heat because UPS refused to air condition their trucks or warehouses or take other measures to allow workers to get out of he heat and cool down.

Last month, an NBC News investigation revealed that more than 100 UPS employees were hospitalized for serious heat-related injuries between 2015 and 2018, more than any other company in the country except the U.S. Postal Service. UPS, which has almost 400,000 employees, 74,000 of them delivery drivers, does not air condition most of its warehouses or its brown delivery trucks, whose cargo areas can reach 150 degrees, drivers said.

Wrongful termination attorney Chris McKinney is actively investigating claims against UPS related to injuries and death suffered by UPS drivers due to exposure to the heat. If you or a loved one has suffered such an injury, please feel free to reach out to us.