Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Construction fumes sicken 3 dozen people in LIC

Eyewitness News

SUNNYSIDE (WABC) -- Fumes from railyard construction may have sickened three dozen people in Queens.

Emergency crews responded to the scene at 33-00 Northern Boulevard in Sunnyside three times on Tuesday.

New York firefighters were first called to the scene just after 12:00 p.m. Rescue crews transported three people suffering the effects of what appeared to be a gas leak to the hospital.

An hour later, firefighters were called back to the building. They took 11 more people to the hospital.

Then just after 3:00 p.m., a third call brought rescuers back to the scene.

Another 19 people were being evaluated for what appeared to be exposure to a gas leak.

Investigators said Tuesday night that fumes from railyard construction could have been the source of the illnesses. Their investigation was continuing.

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Anonymous said...

First it was Rockrose's near the Pepsi Cola sign project that stank.

Now it's this.

Somebody contact the Department of Homeland Security.

A ruptured gas line (perhaps ?) in the middle of a rail yard soon to be decked over with new buildings rising above.

A terrorist's dream come true
if I ever heard of one!

Wadda you think dim wit Marshal?

Anonymous said...

gosh, all I have to do is look at it to get sick.