NEW YORK (AP) – A woman, her 1-year-old niece and three other people had to be rushed to the hospital after they were sickened by carbon monoxide fumes at a Brooklyn brownstone.
Relatives told the Daily News that Stephanie Griffith was bathing her niece when the baby lost consciousness on Sunday afternoon. A short time later, the 22-year-old woman also passed out.
Officials said three neighbors also were affected by the gas leak. All had nonlife-threatening injuries.
Con Ed told the family that the fumes came from the boiler. The family told the News that the apartment had a carbon monoxide detector but that it had no batteries.
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