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Zingerman's Roadhouse Re-opens After Carbon Monoxide Leak

Oct 24, 2017

Zingerman's Roadhouse in Ann Arbor
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Zingerman’s Roadhouse is open for business this morning.  A carbon monoxide leak on Tuesday forced evacuation of the restaurant.

Six workers at the restaurant were taken to the hospital for evaluation.  Zingerman’s co-founder Ari Weinzweig says five were quickly released.  A few will need some additional oxygen treatments.  One worker was hospitalized overnight for observation and has not yet been released. 

Weinzweig says a faulty boiler was the source of the carbon monoxide release.  That boiler has been repaired and a replacement ordered.  Once the new boiler arrives, the old one will be replaced. 

Additionally, Weinzweig says the restaurant has a second boiler that is operational.  

Weinzweig says in roughly 40 years of working in the restaurant business, he has never before experienced something like this. 

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