By: Chang Ming-hsuan and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) A 59-year-old worker, who was hit by severe heatstroke that
caused him to faint at a construction site last week, remembered the year as 1990 when he awoke from a coma, his doctor said Sunday, speculating that the heatstroke caused damage to his brain.
The worker fainted two hours after he reported for duty at a construction site in Taipei on Aug. 7, according to Pauling Chu (朱柏齡), head of the Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Heat Stroke of Tri-Service General Hospital.
The man was rushed to the hospital, and he was found to have a body temperature of 43.9 degrees Celsius and a coma index of 3, compared with 15 for a healthy person, Chu told CNA. [FULL STORY]