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Widow of Dallas postal worker who died in 2023 heat wave to attend State of the Union

February 22, 2024

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WASHINGTON — The heat-related death of Dallas mail carrier Eugene Gates Jr. will get a national spotlight next month when his widow, Carla Gates, attends the State of the Union address as the guest of U.S. Rep. Jasmine Crockett, D-Dallas.

Gates and Crocket hope the attention that surrounds the big presidential speech will boost calls to better protect those who deliver the mail — as well as others who work outdoors — from extreme heat.

“All of the employers should be able to make some type of changes to accommodate these employees out in the weather,” Carla Gates told The Dallas Morning News. “I’m operating with a broken heart, trying to make a difference for someone else.”

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