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Power outage kills woman at Pelham Gardens nursing home — New York Daily News

A woman relying on a ventilator died in the Pelham Gardens nursing home meant to keep patients like her alive. The Daily News reported that during a power outage in the area on Sunday, an emergency generator failed to activate at the Eastchester Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, according to officials. The ventilator that kept the woman alive recieved no power. Officials did not release the name of the deceased.

4,000 Bronxites lost power at about 1:35 a.m., according to Con Ed officials cited in the article.  Ari Donowitz, an official at the nursing home, said that an investigation on the failed generator is ongoing.


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