A woman in New Zealand who relied on oxygen died several hours after power was cut off to her home by the power company. Relatives told the company about her physical condition and her reliance on oxygen but the cut off took place because there was an unpaid $122 bill.
"Six days before a Mercury Energy representative arrived Tuesday at the house to disconnect the electricity, she was $122 in arrears.
Sheehan said both Muliaga and her son told the technician she was dependent on the oxygen machine to stay alive and invited him into the house to see it. "Then he cut the power off," Sheehan told The Associated Press." Via CNN
An investigation is ongoing.