WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (KRON) — A second resident from an Atria Senior Living facility has died in the Bay Area, according to a statement provided by Atria Senior Living. The man who died has been identified by the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office as Constantine Canoun. He was 94.

Canoun, a resident of the Atria Walnut Creek community, died Wednesday after reportedly suffering a “negative reaction” on Aug. 23, according to the statement provided by the facility. Atria did not say what exactly happened, but KRON4 spoke with Canoun’s son, Dr. Cary Canoun, who said the death was caused by cleaning solution.

On Aug. 24, Cary Canoun woke up to a phone call from Atria staff saying his father had been taken to the hospital because he drank cleaning fluid. However, he told KRON4 that Atria’s story has changed over time.

“They essentially told me that he didn’t drink this substance, that the problem was he ate Flaming Hot Cheetos,” Canoun said. “These kinds of injuries that my dad suffered in no way shape or form can be caused by Flaming Hot Cheetos.”

Dr. Canoun said that his father was eating lunch in the dining hall unattended when he consumed the cleaning fluid. His father suffered from dementia, and he said he wished the cleaning fluid had been put away.

Atria says the company has suspended staff members pending an investigation. Read its statement below:

On the night of August 23, 2022, a resident at the Atria Walnut Creek community appeared to suffer a negative reaction. Staff immediately contacted 911, alerted the resident’s family, and the resident was transferred to the hospital. While it is uncertain what caused this reaction, at this time we believe it was likely food related. We were initially notified that the resident was doing well, but sadly yesterday he passed away. Our sincerest condolences are with his family and loved ones. We are completing our internal investigation and await the official cause of death. The staff members involved have been suspended in the meantime. The health and safety of our residents are our highest priorities.

Atria Senior Living

On Tuesday, KRON4 reported that three residents at Atria’s location in San Mateo were served dishwashing liquid and one died.

Earlier this week, KRON4 reported on previous complaints against the Atria company which caused it to be investigated, fined, and cited by the California Department of Social Services. Atria was sued in 2018 by the family of an 86-year-old woman who was injured while in the facility’s care.

Atria Senior Living is a company that supports more than 200 locations across 28 states and Canada, according to its website. Atria has three facilities in the East Bay and another five across the South Bay and Peninsula.