Carbon monoxide leak at York prison tied to HVAC system

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 25, 2012 10:01 AM

(York) -- A carbon monoxide leak at a central Pennsylvania prison appears to have been caused by a problem with the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system that serves the affected housing unit.


York County Prison in Springettsbury Township sent 49 female inmates to various hospitals late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. County officials said in a statement that they all had been returned to prison by late Thursday afternoon.

County Commissioner Doug Hoke said it was an "unfortunate situation" but it "could have been a disaster."

Officials will be meeting with the McClure Co. of Harrisburg, which works on HVAC and energy efficiency projects for the prison, to get more information.

Warden Mary Sabol said prison officials will look into carbon monoxide detectors for the facility.

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