Heat Makes Some Jobs A Challenge


As mother nature blasts the north country with more heat, it's hard to imagine anywhere hotter than outside.

But inside at Cam's Pizzeria in Watertown, it sure does get close.

"The oven is 600 degrees. So standing next to it all day doesn't really help as far as cooling down," said worker Christopher Hilyer.

Working around ovens and fryers all day cooks a lot more than just the pizzas.

To cool off, Hilyer says he and other workers take breaks in the cooler.

"Sometimes it gets really hot in here and we'll just go in the cooler to get something and take an extra minute before we come back out just to cool down," he said.

But as toasty as it is there, it gets even hotter for folks up the street at Parkview Dry Cleaners, where temperatures can reach more than 100 degrees in the laundry room.

"You have sweat rolling in your eyes, in your mouth - it's pretty disgusting," said worker Holly Douglas.

How does it get that hot at a dry cleaners?

The machines use steam.

"There's really no escape for the steam. It just kind of all stays in the air. We have some fans, but they really don't do a whole lot," said Douglas.

It may be blistering hot outside, but don't forget how hot and steamy it can also get inside.

Friday, December 9, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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