Medical examiner says Jay Luther died from carbon dioxide inhalation

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 1:48pm
Staff reports

The autopsy of Nashville restaurateur Jay Luther has concluded that he died from accidental suffocation by carbon dioxide inhalation, according to the Davidson County medical examiner.

Luther’s body was discovered at the Germantown Café East inside a walk-in cooler, which contained dry ice, on Monday morning. Dry ice dissipates into carbon dioxide, which displaces oxygen in confined spaces.

According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, the interior door release to the restaurant’s cooler was broken. “The plunger part of the release mechanism was located by police on a shelf outside of the cooler,” the MNPD release stated.

3 Comments on this post:

By: wolfy on 6/19/12 at 2:39

I figured a few would use this sad event to vent toward's MPD. I'm sure it went down something like this: ....Alarm Co. notifies MPD....MPD responds and finds the business locked with no signs of forced entry and the lights out.... The security guard acknowledges issues with the power outage....MPD's logic is that the power came back on and a subsequent surge set off the alarm...Fact is, Fire/police respond to countless calls at all hours of the night. If they woke up every business owner to come open the door OR if they busted down the door, someone would write an article about how ludicris that was.

By: Left-of-Local on 6/21/12 at 10:24

Someone should write an article about how to spell "ludicrous". Hint: Not like the rapper.

ANYWAY... Frankly, this is a Darwin Award. Some things are so basic as a safety feature that they MUST be fixed. This is a testament to why that release is present. As a business owner, you have the responsibility to keep such things in good repair and working order.

You also have the responsibility to answer the phone in the middle of the night for the alarm. Metro SHOULD attempt a call, but that likely would not change what should be the true headline here...

"Medical examiner says Jay Luther died from carbon dioxide inhalation... because he was locked in a cooler with no working emergency handle"

By: TharonChandler on 6/23/12 at 1:29

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