Patient dead in power outage at NYC nursing home

November 27, 2011 8:14:02 PM PST
Authorities say one person is dead after a power outage struck a nursing home and backup generators failed.

Con Edison spokesman Bob McGee says 37 patients on ventilators were taken to hospitals from a nursing home after a power outage struck the Gun Hill section of the Bronx early Sunday.

McGee says one patient who had a do-not-resuscitate order died.

The outage lasted about two hours and affected more than 4,300 residential and commercial customers.

A call to the nursing home wasn't immediately returned.