Con Ed worker recovering after being overcome by carbon monoxide

BROOKLYN - A Con Edison worker is expected to be OK after he was rushed to the hospital today for carbon monoxide poisoning.

A spokesperson for Con Edison says that the employee was splicing cables to restore a power outage on Bergen Street and Nostrand Avenue in Crown Heights when he was overcome by the toxic fumes and collapsed.

Officials say the worker was unconscious when the fire department arrived, but he woke up and was transported to Brookdale Hospital.

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