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Workers Overcome By Carbon Monoxide At Long Island Construction Site

Bay Avenue in Hampton Bays.
Bay Avenue in Hampton Bays. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

Two construction employees were overcome by carbon monoxide while working at a home on Long Island.

The incident took place around 5 p.m., Thursday, April 15, when Southampton Police received a call regarding an unconscious man at a residence on Bay Avenue North, in Hampton Bays, said Southampton Police Lt. Susan Ralph.

Responding officers found one person unconscious inside the residence and one semi-conscious person inside a vehicle outside, Ralph said.

The residence was under construction and the two workers apparently had been working inside with a piece of equipment without proper ventilation, she said.

The two were apparently overcome by carbon monoxide.

Hampton Bays Fire Department responded and tested the air quality within the residence and found an extremely high reading on the carbon monoxide meter. 

Hampton Bays Volunteer Ambulance responded and transported the two to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment. 

The two male victims were later transported to Mather Hospital for further treatment, where one victim remains in serious condition and the second is in stable condition, Ralph said. 

Southampton Town Detective Division, Code Enforcement, and OSHA are continuing the investigation into the incident.

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