Carbon monoxide death sparks warning on generators
The deadly case of carbon monoxide poisoning that killed a Chestnut Ridge man is sparking a warning across the Hudson Valley.
Employees at a Home Depot in Yonkers say hundreds of generators were sold after the freak nor'easter that hit the region last weekend. But the generators can prove hazardous if not used correctly.
"If you do have your generator in your garage, you will have to have an open window, you need ventilation," says Home Depot Assistant Store Manager Matt Mattiace.
Workers at the Home Depot suggest people place generators under an awning outside. If it's in a shed or garage, a window must be left open.