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Power failure at nursing home leaves Bronx woman dead, NY Daily News

A 49 year-old patient relying on ventilator died after a power outage at the Eastchester Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Pelham Gardens. Emergency Medical Services had to transport 37 other patients to nearby hospitals to avoid such incidents.

Ari Donowitz, an administrator at the 200-bed nursing home admitted the the generator might not have been functioning well. “We did have some issues with the generator,” he said.  “We’re conducting an investigation.”

At 1.3o am about 4,000 residents suffered from the outage in the area, but the electricity was back in most households within two hours.

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