EMT stops carbon monoxide poisoning at NY Dunkin Donuts
He was wearing a detector that went off when he entered the coffee shop, and he hustled everyone out
The Associated Press
CARLE PLACE, N.Y. — A Dunkin' Donuts customer looking for a morning cup of coffee was in the right place at the right time with the right equipment.
Authorities say an ambulance technician wearing a carbon monoxide detector entered the store in Carle Place, New York, at around 4 a.m. Friday.
The tech's detector went off, indicating high levels of the poisonous gas.
The technician hustled the employees out of the fast-food joint and notified authorities. An investigation found a vent in one of the ovens was the problem.
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Carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless, and prolonged exposure can be fatal.