Woman on oxygen machine dies after power company cuts off electricity

Oxygen Machine Was Keeping Sick Woman Alive. Then Her Electricity Was Cut Off

Her daughter Desiree, of Newark, NJ., said: 'We put one ice pack here by her side and one on the other side. "She was the matriarch of this family - she was the glue that held everything together", said Desiree.

"I will give them time, but ultimately it's a very sad day and it's an unfortunate incident", James said.

Daniels' home quickly became "brutally hot" and she rapidly used up her back-up tank of oxygen trying to breathe.

Daniels' family, however, argues that they did register her medical equipment with the utility company. "We asked them, 'Why are you turning off her electric at the pole?'"

Power was eventually restored to the family on July 6, the day after Daniels died.

Daniels' oxygen tank was powered by electricity and she succumbed to her condition seven hours after power was cut off to her home, CNN reported.

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According to the Daniels family, the power went out - not only knocking out the oxygen machine but the house's air conditioning - at around 10 a.m. Thursday. "We have a large family and everyone in our family was calling".

"The point is they turned her lights off after she paid the bill", Washington told NJ.com.

"We made numerous calls" Washington continued, saying at one point company reps demanded they stop calling.

"As part of our policy, PSE&G had notified this customer numerous times that their account was in arrears and that they would be scheduled for a service termination unless the account was made current", said company spokesman Jim Namitoka.

They said they were unaware of Daniels' health issues until her power was cut - a claim disputed by Desiree - and urged anyone else who was unwell and struggling to pay bills to flag up their circumstances. After the disconnection occurred and we were notified that the customer had medical issues, we began the process to reconnect the service.

PSEG said it is reviewing its records. "And there are a lot of people like her". "My mother was a taxpayer for 46 years". "We want to ensure it doesn't happen again, and we can not have our senior population in jeopardy like that".

Her son Sam told News 12 the company had told him payments of at least $300 a month were required to keep the power flowing.


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