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HEAT WAVE: Outdoor workers in Malheur County adjust to dangerous heat

Construction workers in downtown Vale finish up their final touches before calling it a day around 2 p.m. (AUSTIN JOHNSON/ The Enterprise)

ONTARIO - Some workers in Malheur County will find themselves sweltering in fields and on the road as they labor outdoors in dangerous conditions as the county heats up. With a potentially historic heat wave, anyone who works outside is at heightened risk for heat illnesses.

Over 38% of employees in Malheur County work outdoors or in warehouses that will be especially at-risk during the heatwave . . .