Eighty-one people suffered health problems after accidentally inhaling carbon monoxide (CO) at a skating rink in Wisconsin, inforum.com reported on December 15.
Paramedics on December 13 responded at the Poppy Waterman Ice Rink in Lake Delton after hockey players and other people suffered headaches, nausea, and dizziness from inhaling leaking CO gas. One of the injured players had to be put inside a hyperbaric chamber after fainting. The gas leak was suspected to be caused by the ice resurfacing machines used in the rink, authorities stated. Responding fire crews confirmed that the ice skating rink did, indeed, have high levels of CO. Officials from Poppy Waterman said that the machines are already being inspected.
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