Dumont, NJ – Two Hospitalized After Carbon Monoxide Leak at Home on Niagara St

Dumont, NJ – Two Hospitalized After Carbon Monoxide Leak at Home on Niagara St

Dumont, NJ (November 26, 2021) – Two victims of residential carbon monoxide poisoning at a home in Dumont were rescued by first responders on Wednesday, November 25th.

Both people were transported by ambulance to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center after firefighters, police, and Emergency Medical Services responded to the home on Niagara Street at about 3:30 p.m. 

The male resident was resuscitated with CPR and taken to the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

The female resident was transferred to the Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx in unknown condition.

Their dog survived.

Police first responded to the 911 call after a neighbor and friend found the pair unresponsive.

CO levels inside the home registered at 700ppm; so high that a detector still in a responder’s medical bag began going off. 

Officials said that another 30 minutes of exposure and the residents would likely have died.  

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in New Jersey 

Dumont, NJ - Two Hospitalized After Carbon Monoxide Leak at Home on Niagara St

Carbon monoxide is sometimes referred to as the silent killer. This is because its fumes are odorless, colorless, and tasteless. With these characteristics, it can be challenging to readily identify a case of carbon monoxide poisoning.   

If you or a family member has been a victim of carbon monoxide poisoning, it is essential to find out the exact cause. A Michigan personal injury lawyer will know the most effective methods of conducting a thorough investigation of the circumstances leading up to your accident.  

If the incident happened at your home or place of work, a defective product, such as a stove, heater, or machine that uses gas could be to blame. A faulty product that is leaking gas coupled with inadequate ventilation can easily go overlooked until it is too late. If this is found to be the cause of your carbon monoxide poisoning, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. 

New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers

Our Dumont personal injury attorneys at Metro Law have over four decades of experience helping thousands of families get the justice and compensation they deserve for the wrongful death of a loved one. 

In many cases, people suffer from devastating accidents due to the reckless actions of product manufacturers, property owners, doctors, drivers, truck operators, and many more. When victims are hurt in accidents, due to the negligent acts of another person, they may be eligible to file a legal claim against the at-fault party. 

These claims enable injured parties to collect compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and any other damages. In some cases, injured parties can reach out to a products liability attorney in Dumont to get the justice they deserve.

Our attorneys work diligently to ensure families have their legal rights protected so they can move forward from the tragic and unexpected loss of a loved one. Contact our products liability lawyers in New Jersey at (800) 460-6476 to see how we can help you.

Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post. 

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.