She died at 4:23 p.m. of heart failure, her family said.
The Newark Police Department is investigating the incident, according to the AP. "It was unbearable", she said. We were fanning her. "She was gasping until the time she died".
According to NJ 1015, PSE&G spokesperson told reporters that Daniels' account had been in arrears for months, that the company had repeatedly tried to reach the family about the overdue balance, and that the company had not been informed that Daniels had medical issues. "And she's a senior". After the disconnection occurred and we were notified that the customer had medical issues, we began the process to reconnect the service. Linda Daniels died after she was unable to use her electric powered tank after her power was cut at her New Jersey home.
"Extreme heat and cold with climate change will only make inequality and injustice worse", Cecil Corbin-Mark of WE ACT for Environmental Justice said following the NAACP report. "We have a large family and everyone in our family was calling". "They told us they would be rolling a truck".
Mia said at one point the PSE&G operator told her to stop calling. "They started getting nasty after awhile, telling us they had too many tickets out on this", she said.
Linda Daniels (right) was in hospice care and relied on an oxygen tank powered by electricity to breathe.
"We panicked. They cut the power off on what had to be the hottest day of the summer", she said. Paramedics brought a portable unit to the house while Daniels' family called the utility company and pleaded with them to turn the power back on. A utility also "may not shut-off residential service" if a "valid medical emergency exists" in the household. "We are reviewing our records to determine what transpired".
"Because there was no response from the customer, the customer was shut off".
According to CBS 46, Daniels' two children and granddaughter say they don't know why PSEG cut off Daniels' electricity.
"The point is they turned her lights off after she paid the bill", Washington told NJ.com. "And there are a lot of people like her". Linda Daniels lived on Shepard Avenue in Newark. The power had been shut off because Linda had fallen behind on payments. Daniels' power returned Friday morning.
"We are horrified. We are angry", Desiree said.