Bronx Woman Dead After Ventilator Knocked Out By Power Outage

11/27/2011 04:59 pm ET | Updated Nov 27, 2011

Power outages swept through the Bronx early Sunday morning affecting more than 4,000 customers after a transformer exploded in the Gun Hill area, reports The New York Post.

The outage took the life of a 49-year-old Bronx woman after her ventilator stopped working due to a failed backup generator, reports The Daily News.

The woman, who was on a do not resuscitate order, was among the 37 patients on ventilators from the Eastchester Rehabilitation and Health Care Center affected by the outage.

The FDNY and EMS helped in transferring the patients to hospital, notes New York CBS Local.

Consolidated Edison is investigating the outage and said that the incident happened after an electric phaser came down, according to New York 1.


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