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Woman Dead From Suspected Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Flushing

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Jan 27, 2021 By Michael Dorgan

A woman is dead after a suspected carbon monoxide poisoning incident in Flushing Tuesday.

The FDNY and EMS responded to a 911 call just after 8 p.m. and came across an unconscious woman on the floor of her apartment inside 34-45 Leavitt St., the FDNY said.

The 52-year-old was transferred to Flushing Hospital where she was later pronounced dead, the FDNY said.

The 911 caller initially reported the woman as being in cardiac arrest but when firefighters arrived they detected an elevated level of carbon monoxide, according to the FDNY. 

The FDNY evacuated the building and ventilated the gas until it was safe for the residents to return. A carbon monoxide alarm was present in the victim’s apartment but was not working, the FDNY said.

The woman’s name has not yet been released pending family notification and the medical examiner will ultimately determine the cause of her death.

The FDNY has yet to determine the source of the carbon monoxide, the FDNY said.

Following the incident, the FDNY tweeted a reminder about the importance of having both a functional carbon dioxide alarm and a fire alarm inside residencies.

The tweet said that carbon monoxide is a “silent killer” and is undetectable by human senses.

If inhaled, the odorless and colorless gas can displace oxygen in the blood and deprive the heart, brain and other vital organs of oxygen.

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