Washington State Patrol troopers filed class-action lawsuits against Ford Motor Company and WSP saying their patrol vehicles gave them carbon monoxide poisoning, KOIN 6 News learned.
The list of troopers planning to sue the State of Washington over carbon monoxide poisoning as grown to 7.
On Aug. 30, the Washington State Patrol was issued three citations by the state's Department of Labor and Industries after a trooper suffered carbon monoxide poisoning in Feb. 2017 while inside his 2014 Ford Explorer police interceptor. But that could just be the beginning of their carbon-monoxide-related problems.
Washington State Patrol trooper Randall Cashatt was on duty last Valentine's Day, driving in the Columbia River Gorge, when the symptoms started. His chest burned and his heart beat rapidly increased. He thought he was having a heart attack.
Eight Washington State Patrol troopers will follow through on filing lawsuits against the State of Washington for carbon monoxide poisoning after the state didn't respond to their initial claims for damage.
“My husband was working an 8-to-4 shift” last Valentine’s Day, Robin Cashatt told KOIN 6 News. “He called me about 10:30 and he was on his way home, not feeling good.”