Carbon monoxide sickens 3 people in Kansas City

4 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Monday, July 20 2015 Jul 20, 2015 Monday, July 20, 2015 5:25:20 PM CDT July 20, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - Three people were sickened by carbon monoxide at a Kansas City office building.

The Kansas City Star reported that firefighters responded to a call about noon Monday regarding shortness of breath at an office building in the Crossroads Art District. Firefighters found high levels of carbon monoxide at the site. Firefighters measured the concentration of carbon monoxide at about 1,300 parts per million, about 26 times higher than the danger threshold.

Kansas City Fire Department Battalion Chief James Garrett said one person was critical, a second person was non-critical and a third person got their own medical treatment.

Garrett said firefighters determined that power equipment being used in the building's basement created the carbon monoxide. Firefighters shut off the equipment and ordered an evacuation.

 

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