Carbon Monoxide Leak at Allentown Daycare Sends 27 People to Hospital

A carbon monoxide leak at an Allentown daycare sent 27 children and staff to hospitals earlier this morning with another 25 children and staff receiving treatment at the scene of the leak.

At least one child was unconscious when paramedics arrived. Fortunately, most of the children and staff are in stable condition.  While it appears the leak was detected early enough to avoid serious injury for the daycare’s students and staff, this leak should have never occurred or at minimum, carbon monoxide detectors should have alerted the staff to the leak before it caused a child to fall unconscious. The carbon monoxide leak was only discovered after paramedics arrived on scene to treat the unconscious student, when monitors on their medical bags alerted them to the elevated levels of carbon monoxide in the air. The daycare will be shut down until the source of the leak is found.

Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky P.C. is among the top Plaintiffs’ catastrophic injury law firms in the country. SMB has a specialized toxic tort team that regularly handles matters involving exposures to dangerous and unsafe chemicals and other toxins like carbon monoxide. SMB toxic tort attorneys are standing by and are available to provide comment as this situation develops.

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