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After deadly incident, Legal Seafoods plans to install carbon monoxide detectors

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The popular Legal Seafoods restaurant in Huntington was especially packed Saturday night when 28 people suffered carbon monoxide poisoning due to a faulty water heater in the basement. One person, restaurant manager Steve Nelson, died.

Officials say the carbon monoxide level in the basement was so high that night it could render someone unconscious within minutes.

Restaurants and schools in New York are not required by law to have carbon monoxide detectors, which are only required in establishments where a person sleeps. (Only schools in Connecticut are required to have CO detectors.)

Suffolk County Legislator William Spencer believes there should legislation that would require all buildings to have them.

Legal Seafoods recently passed inspection and was due for another next month. The restaurant's president and CEO said he now plans to have CO detectors installed in every Legal Seafoods location across the country.

The Huntington location remains closed. It is unclear when it will reopen.

More than two dozen people were rushed to the hospital Saturday night. Several of them were emergency responders. We hear they are all expected to be OK.

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