Employees at WNYW-TV in New York are concerned after four reporters were treated recently for carbon-monoxide poisoning after working in the station’s remote trucks, reports the New York Daily News.
The Fox-owned station’s reporters Lisa Evers, Andrea Day, Nicole Johnson and Ti-Hua Chang were treated recently, with Evers becoming disoriented while on assignment. A doctor reportedly told her that if she had waited longer for treatment, she could have died, the story says.
Several crew members have also been treated for the effects of the odorless gas, which can lead to death in severe cases, the article adds.
The TV trucks at the station use gas-fueled generators to power equipment when the vehicle isn’t moving. While new exhaust equipment is being installed on the generators, the problem has gotten the union involved, the story says. "We are working as quickly as possible to resolve this situation," said station general manager Lew Leone.