- Associated Press - Thursday, March 3, 2016

HUNTINGTON STATION, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say seven workers at a Long Island restaurant were sickened after a carbon monoxide leak next door.

Newsday (https://nwsdy.li/1oRr3hr ) reports that the incident occurred Wednesday morning in Huntington Station before the Panera Bread restaurant opened to the public.

Suffolk County police say seven employees at the Walt Whitman Shops mall restaurant were taken to a hospital and later released.

The leak originated in a piece of machinery whose exhaust was being vented in an adjoining unit under construction.

The same unit was where carbon monoxide from a faulty vent pipe killed a Legal Sea Foods restaurant manager in 2014.

At the time, the restaurant was not required by law to have carbon monoxide detectors.

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