Business owner dead after apparent carbon monoxide poisoning
Feb. 21, 2023 PLYMOUTH VOICE.
Plymouth Michigan News
Police are investigating whether high levels of carbon monoxide may have caused the death of a Canton business owner.
Canton Police report a death investigation is underway after receiving a 9-1-1 call this morning just before 7:00 a.m., Tuesday (Feb. 21) when an employee found the man unresponsive at an automotive business establishment, located in the 7200 block of N. Haggerty Road.
Police officers, first to arrive, began rendering emergency aid to the man. Firefighters arrived shortly thereafter and took over medical treatment.
Police and fire personnel were unable to revive the 60-year-old owner of the business.
Firefighters were called back to the scene after an employee reported not feeling well. With the aid of DTE Energy they discovered the building had extremely high levels of carbon monoxide (CO).
The employee and three police officers were taken to a local hospital where they were evaluated for exposure to the gas. Four firefighters were also evaluated for exposure—all have since been released.
DTE staff assisted the fire department in determining the source of the CO, which is believed to have come from a vehicle located inside the building.
Police say the case that will remain open until the victim’s cause of death can be determined by the medical examiner.