Ten Injured In Carbon Monoxide Accident At Noodles and Company In Springfield
Unsafe Premises - May 29, 2022
Springfield Carbon Monoxide Accident At Noodles and Company Injured Ten People
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (May 28, 2022) – At least ten people were injured in a carbon monoxide poisoning accident at a Springfield Noodles and Company restaurant.
Sangamon County police officials are saying that the accident took place around 11:21 a.m. on Friday. Springfield police officials were called to Noodles and Company after getting reports of a gas leak.
Ten people were injured by the carbon monoxide leak. But most of them were treated at the scene. One person was in serious condition and had to be taken to the hospital.
Investigators are still looking to determine what may have caused the leak at the Noodles and Company.
Liability In Springfield Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Accidents
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless and colorless gas that is produced anytime that fuel burns. People will start to become sick when they are exposed to carbon monoxide at above 70 parts per million (ppm). Carbon monoxide exposure at 150 to 200 ppm can lead to unconsciousness an death. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning may include headache, dizziness, upset stomach and chest pain. There are a number of steps that people should take if they believe that they have been exposed to carbon monoxide.
- Get to fresh air as soon as you can.
- Call 911 as early as possible.
- Some people exposed to CO may need to spend time breathing pure oxygen in the hospital.
The owner of a business could potentially be liable if patrons on their premises are made sick by carbon monoxide. Pursuant to Illinois Civil Code (740 ILCS 130/1), property owners must maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. When a property owner has actual or constructive notice of a dangerous condition they must take action to correct the dangerous condition. There are a number of potential causes of a carbon monoxide leak.
- Malfunctioning cooking equipment could lead to a CO leak.
- A poorly maintained heater could begin to leak CO.
- A backup generator could also leak CO.
Any person that is injured in a carbon monoxide leak at a business may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Many victims may not realize the full extent of their injuries for several weeks or months after an accident. A premises liability attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Springfield Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to all of the people who were injured at Noodles and Company. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to investigators. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other incidents at this business.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Springfield carbon monoxide poisoning accident? Our team of consumer safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.