Saturday, February 27, 2010

February 2010

February 27, 2010

Buy carbon monoxide alarms in memory of Katie Haines
Wokingham Times
By Alice Murphy The devastated parents of a newlywed who died from carbon monoxide poisoning have urged her friends to buy gas alarms in her memory to ...
Carbon Monoxide Detector Alerts Family
Firefighters credit a working carbon monoxide detector for saving the life of a Lexington family overnight. It happened around 2 am at a home on Lakeview ...
Need for warmth stirs danger in New Castle homes
Foster's Daily Democrat
Fire crews then tested his home and determined there were high levels of carbon monoxide throughout the house and evacuated the family, including children ...
Quick-thinking EMTs in Teaneck stop possible carbon-monoxide poisoning
The EMTs realized they may have a carbon monoxide poisoning situation, called the Teaneck Fire Department, additional ambulances and began evacuating the ...
Lynch To Tour Storm-Ravaged Towns
WMUR Manchester
In Auburn, a child passed out and a woman showed signs of carbon monoxide poisoning after a fumes from a generator left running too close to their home ...
Two Women Suffer Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Two women were taken to Nebraska Medical Center in critical condition Friday evening, after being found in their home suffering from carbon monoxide ...
Family Treated For Carbon Monoxide Exposure
WMTW Portland
LEBANON, Maine -- Three patients were transported to Goodall Hospital in Sanford for symptoms similar to carbon monoxide exposure Friday night. ...
State Issues Carbon Monoxide Warning
Maine Emergency Management officials say improper operation or placement of generators can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. ...
Carbon monoxide poisoning hospitalizes Harrison Twp. man
Dayton Daily News
“Anything that burns fossil fuels puts out carbon monoxide,” Lynch said. Generators and other such devices, used to provide electricity or heat, ...
Three men overcome by carbon monoxide : By Ellis, Sean
POCATELLO -- Three contractors were overcome by carbon monoxide Wednesday while remodeling a suite on Flandro Drive and were transported to ...

February 26, 2010

Kenilworth mum speaks of family's carbon monoxide poisoning ordeal
Coventry Telegraph
A SINGLE mum and her family are lucky to be alive after suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning due to a faulty boiler. Tracey Bastock, her five children ...
Marriott Workers Hospitalized for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning ...
Local News: Marriott Workers Hospitalized for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning | firefighters, carbon, monoxide, guests, marriott, morning, air, employees, says, ...
Clemson University Fire Department receives federal grant
Clemson University
Daniel explained that the technology of carbon monoxide monitoring is relatively new, and the fire crews will now be able to test for exposure on site, ...

February 25, 2010

Warwickshire carbon monoxide detector 'saved seven'
BBC News
A carbon monoxide alarm almost certainly saved the lives of a Warwickshire family of seven, the ambulance service believes. Crews were called to a property ...
Smyrna Family Overcome By Carbon Monoxide Fumes
A Smyrna family's attempt to stay warm turned dangerous early Wednesday morning when the family was overcome by carbon monoxide fumes. ...
Dog's Absence May Have Saved Couple From Carbon Monoxide
WHITEHALL, Ohio — A couple was recovering at a hospital Wednesday after being overcome by carbon monoxide. Firefighters said a parent who was trying to drop ...
Carbon monoxide poisoning suspected in death of Hailey man
Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
By :EXPRESS STAFF Hailey resident Tyler Felton died Monday night of what the Butte County coroner believes to be carbon monoxide poisoning. ...

February 24, 2010

Task force to examine air quality concerns at Portage Northern High School
Kalamazoo Gazette -
However, school officials say they have installed carbon monoxide detectors in every Northern classroom and have not found elevated levels anywhere. ...
Officials work to comply with new carbon monoxide law
University at Buffalo The Spectrum
She died from carbon monoxide poisoning as a result of a leak from a defective boiler. Her tragic and accidental death sparked a movement in New York state ...
Carbon Monoxide Concerns At Greenville Apartment Complex
News Channel 7
Nicholson quickly reacted each of the four times her carbon monoxide detector went off in her Greenville apartment at Woodstream Apartments on Anderson Road ...

February 23, 2010

Arkansas Real Estate Inspectors attend carbon monoxide safety seminar
Eastlake CO
Gas alarms gift to honour Peterborough victim
BBC News
A woman from Peterborough whose boyfriend died from carbon monoxide poisoning has raised money to buy alarms for 150 homes in the city. ...
Pending legislation will increase risk of carbon monoxide deaths
If it is not stopped, Washington residents will remain at risk of falling victim to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, the most common cause of accidental ...
Carbon Monoxide Detectors Now Mandatory in All Homes
Rochester, NY - All homes must have working carbon monoxide detectors in them, as of Monday, February 22. Carbon monoxide [CO] is the gas is known as the ...
CO Detector Saves Life in Johnson City
Instead, he suspected it was the air he was breathing, so he bought a carbon monoxide detector. "I installed it and the alarm all three of them that I had ...
Carbon Monoxide Leak Sickens 11 People By Donna Willis | Multimedia Content Producer COLUMBUS, Ohio—
Almost a dozen people were transported to a local hospital Monday after a carbon-monoxide leak ...
Kentucky court upholds workers comp for Wal-Mart employee
Business Insurance
Donald Greg Wells stems from carbon monoxide exposure injuries Mr. Wells suffered in 2005 while working in a freezer at a Wal-Mart distribution center. ...
Euclid family suffers CO poisoning
The firefighters used a carbon monoxide oximeter and discovered the gas was the cause of the illness. The man's face had taken a reddish tint, Prijatel said ...

February 19, 2010

Three Recovering From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
They found elevated carbon monoxide levels in the home. A woman and her two grandchildren were taken to the hospital for treatment. ...
School Installs CO Detectors After Evacuation; Classes Resume ...
Fire officials are investigating a possible carbon monoxide incident at St. Thomas Aquinas School in Derry. Thursday, February 18, 2010.
Family of five hospitalized with CO poisoning
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A family of five was hospitalized Wednesday morning with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning after using a charcoal grill to heat their ...

February 18, 2010

Fire Dept. cooly handles hotel crisis
The Portsmouth Fire Department did a great job coordinating the response to the carbon monoxide scare on Monday at the Hilton Garden Inn. Crews got to the ...
New Hampshire: Fumes Cause School Evacuation
New York Times
... in Derry was evacuated Wednesday after a student and teacher collapsed, and more than 20 other people showed symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. ...
Carbon Monoxide Suspected in Man's Death
DETROIT (WXYZ) - A Detroit man has died in what police are calling a case of carbon monoxide poisoning. He was living in a home on Rutherford on the city's ...
Carbon monoxide facts and safety tips
Foster's Daily Democrat
The potentially lethal amount of carbon monoxide or CO found to be leaking inside the Hilton Garden Inn on Monday is actually considered to be a by-product ...

February 17, 2010

Downtown hotel reopens, clear of carbon monoxide
By Dave Choate PORTSMOUTH — Following Monday's carbon monoxide leak at the Hilton Garden Inn, the downtown hotel has reopened. According to a statement from ...
Grieving parents want all families to have carbon monoxide detectors
They also plan to get hospitals in south Florida to provide a free carbon monoxide detector for mothers of newborns, so when they leave the hospital with a ...
Witheridge family saved from carbon monoxide gas
Devon 24
The family were evacuated from the property, but one woman was taken to hospital suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. Firefighters used a gas monitor ...

February 16, 2010

7 hospitalized in carbon monoxide poisoning
Four children and three adults have been hospitalized in central Florida for carbon monoxide poisoning. Authorities say the seven people were hospitalized ...
Carbon Monoxide Forces Evacuation of Chico Business
A carbon monoxide scare forces a Chico business to evacuate. The incident was reported around 7:45 Monday night. Employees at Chico Nut Company on the ...
New Hampshire: Carbon Monoxide Leaks at Hotel
New York Times
By AP A worker at a Portsmouth hotel was hospitalized in serious condition Monday after a carbon monoxide leak sickened her and 10 other people. ...
County juvenile detention center evacuated over carbon monoxide worries
Scranton Times-Tribune
SCRANTON - Four juvenile inmates were evacuated Monday night from the Lackawanna County Juvenile Detention Center over concerns about carbon monoxide levels ...
Ace Viking on East 30th Street evacuated for high carbon monoxide levels
... from National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. found carbon monoxide levels to be elevated and ventilated the building, which was temporarily evacuated.
Two taken to hospital after carbon monoxide incident
Mason City Globe Gazette
Cerro Gordo County Sheriff Kevin Pals said a plumber working in the house at 5536 125th St. noticed high levels of carbon monoxide and told the women inside ...
Plainfield residents treated for carbon monoxide
Norwich Bulletin By Anonymous
Two Moosup residents were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning Monday at Day Kimball Hospital after being overcome at their home. ...
Carbon monoxide detector saves Binghamton family
News 10 Now
A new law will go into effect in New York State later this month requiring all homes to install carbon monoxide (CO) detectors. ...
Disturbing trend with carbon monoxide
"Four patients were critically ill from carbon monoxide poisoning." Brooks said the victims are coming in because of inappropriate use of heating elements ...

February 13-15, 2010

HEALTH: Get ready for new law requiring CO detectors
Niagara Gazette  By Joyce Miles
If you don't already have at least one carbon monoxide detector in your home, add the item to your shopping list. As of Feb. ...
Carbon monoxide spurs evacuation
Chattanooga Times Free Press
The Courtyard by Marriott was evacuated Sunday morning shortly after 10 am after four employees suddenly fell ill from carbon monoxide exposure. ..
3 Sickened In Separate Carbon Monoxide Incidents
WLWT Cincinnati
He recommended yearly checkups to avoid problems and installing a carbon monoxide detector, which retails for about $20 or less.
MARYLAND Cruise Ship in Harbor
Carbon monoxide sickens members of cruise ship crew
Baltimore Sun  By Jill Rosen
Seven crew members aboard a cruise ship headed to Baltimore on Saturday were sickened by carbon monoxide poisoning, ...
Storm-related ailments keep hospitals busy
Tarentum Valley News Dispatch
Slips and falls sent many to the hospital last weekend, but doctors were surprised to treat 23 people for carbon monoxide poisoning at UPMC Presbyterian ...
Wash. family of 4 taken to hospital
Seattle Post Intelligencer
A Federal Way family of four has been taken to a hospital after complaining of headaches in a possible case of carbon monoxide poisoning. ...
Regina retirement home employee suffers carbon monoxide poisoning
An employee of the Renaissance Retirement Residence was taken to hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning.
Protect yourself from carbon monoxide poisoning
Connecticut Plus
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas which is present wherever there is combustion or the burning of fuel. The staff in the Wound Care and ...
Liberty Village condo almost evacuated for high carbon monoxide levels
CP24, Canada
Firefighters monitor the situation after high levels of carbon monoxide were found in a condo. (CP24/Tom Stefanac) A condominium in Liberty Village was ...
Man poisoned by carbon monoxide
By Janice Gregorson A 35-year-old Rochester man was rushed to the hospital early this morning with carbon monoxide poisoning after collapsing in his house. ...

February 12, 2010

West Scranton home evacuated for carbon monoxide
Scranton Times-Tribune
SCRANTON - A multi-family home in Tripp Park was evacuated Wednesday because of high amounts of carbon monoxide. The gas at 1636 Farr St. was detected about ...
Family Hospitalized For Carbon Monoxide Poison - San Diego News ...
SANTEE, Calif. -- A carbon monoxide leak sent an East County couple and their four children to a hospital, along with three firefighters who responded to ...
Carbon Monoxide Found in Westwood Apartment
WKRC TV Cincinnati
Cincinnati firefighters found a Westwood apartment building filled with carbon monoxide overnight. One child went to the hospital and now, the residents ...

February 11, 2010

A number of today’s stories clearly demonstrate that there is a misunderstanding of fire departments recommending CO Alarms that are incapable of alarming at the levels they are telling people are “dangerous or deadly levels” of carbon monoxide. At the lowest level required, U.L. Standard # 2034 Listed Carbon Monoxide Alarms do not sound off until a concentration of 70 PPM of CO is present for between 1 hour and 4 hours.
Laconia FD: CO Detector Saved Family
The Laconia Fire Department said a carbon monoxide detector helped saved the lives of an entire family. Laconia Fire Chief Kenneth Erickson ...
Generator Emissions Could Lead to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
MORGANTOWN -- At least two deaths in Western Monongalia County are being linked to carbon monoxide poisoning, as many people are powering their homes with ...
FD evaluating response to carbon monoxide incident
Salina Journal
A Salina Fire Department official said Wednesday that he doesn't expect major changes in department procedures after a carbon monoxide incident last week ...
Three dead from possible carbon monoxide poisoning
Business Gazette
by Andrea Noble | Staff Writer Over the weekend, three men were found dead in their cars from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning, and two families were ...
Family poisoned by carbon monoxide released from hospital
Dayton Daily News
Chris Stewart/Staff Photo A mother and three children were overcome by carbon monoxide poisoning early in the morning on Wednesday, Feb. ...
Carbon Monoxide Scare in East Memphis, Six Sent To Hospital
Eyewitness News Memphis  MEMPHIS, TN –
There's new information on a carbon monoxide leak that happened Tuesday, February 9, 2010 inside a house in East Memphis. ...
Carbon monoxide leads to apartment evacuation
Pekin Daily Times By Tara Mattimoe and Sharon Woods Harris
Carbon monoxide levels well exceeding safe amounts sent 14 people from their Pekin apartment building Sunday ...
Carbon monoxide leak detected in Somerset home
Daily American Online
Carbon monoxide (CO) was leaking from the furnace and filling the trailer. Columbia Gas and the Somerset fire department were on the scene investigating ...

February 9, 2010

Siptroth calls for vote on carbon monoxide alarm bill
Pocono Record
Meg Watt of Stroudsburg lost her brother, Michael Hopkins, to carbon monoxide poisoning. She is now an advocate for a state law that would mandate carbon ...
Carbon monoxide taking a toll on snowbound without power
Washington Post
The appliances they thought would keep them safe and comfortable were pumping dangerous levels of carbon monoxide into their homes. ...
Salt Lake City apartment complex evacuated over carbon monoxide
Salt Lake Tribune
A resident initially called in the smell of smoke about noon, but when crews arrived they found workers inside and high carbon monoxide readings. ...
Eatery battles carbon monoxide problem
Winfield Daily Courier Online
By FOSS FARRAR The popular diner Jodi's Kitchen has closed after the Winfield Fire Department found high levels of carbon monoxide Friday night. ...
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Reported At Local High School
NEW RICHMOND, OHIO-- Emergency crews have been called to New Richmond High School for a report of carbon monoxide poisoning. The Clermont Sheriff's Office ...
Amanda's Law requires all to have a carbon monoxide detector
On February 22nd New York State law will require every dwelling to have a carbon monoxide detector. The law is called Amanda's Law, ...

February 6-8, 2010

Carbon monoxide sickens two in county
Martinsville Bulletin
By AMANDA BUCK - Bulletin Staff Writer Two residents of the Grassy Creek area were sickened by carbon monoxide poisoning Saturday as they used a generator ...
Carbon monoxide at Warren County church sends 34 to area hospitals
Nearly three dozen people were taken to hospitals in Pennsylvania and New York for treatment after being exposed to carbon monoxide Sunday at the church in ...
Six poisoned by carbon monoxide
The Review
NEW MANCHESTER - Four adults and two children were sent to Weirton Medical Center for carbon monoxide poisoning Saturday, New Manchester Fire Chief Roger ...
PA Mall Evacuated Due to Carbon Monoxide (blog)
Firefighters responding to a report of a diesel leak just before noon Sunday at a Delaware County shopping mall, instead found deadly carbon monoxide. ...
Maryland Family Survives Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
At least eight members of a Burtonsville family became sick from carbon monoxide fumes from a gas grill they fired up inside their house on ...
Carbon Monoxide Sends Family of 8 to Hospital
News Channel 8
Firefighters were called to the home in the 13600 block of Cedar Creek Lane about 9:30 am for the report of carbon monoxide poisoning. ...
Two die of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning from emergency heat source
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
A man and his daughter were found dead today, the apparent result of carbon monoxide poisoning that resulted from the use of a generator, according to the ...
Schenectady Man Dies from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning  Please note the poor description of the source of CO (a natural gas leak?)
SCHENECTADY -- According to the Schenectady Daily Gazette, a man trying to stay warm accidentally died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. ...
Snow raises carbon monoxide peril
Baltimore Sun
Weather that causes power outages is often followed by reports of carbon monoxide poisoning from gasoline-powered generators. But mammoth snowfalls also ...
10 People Sent to Hospital After Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
GLADSTONE, MO - The WalMart in Gladstone has temporarily shut down after people experienced symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. ...
Man falls ill following carbon monoxide mishap in Brockton
Enterprise News
By Maureen Boyle One man was sent to the hospital Thursday after deadly levels of carbon monoxide fumes filled a Denton Street home. ...
Snow Could Put Your Home at Risk for Carbon Monoxide Po...
Carbon monoxide could be lingering, but you can prevent it from creeping into your home. Houses that use high-efficiency combustion pipes need to make sure ...
Ohio teacher says co-workers' concern, police saved her and husband from ...
Fox 59
Both had been overcome by carbon monoxide gas from their heating system. They were treated at a hospital and returned to work a few days later. ...
Carbon monoxide sends man to hospital
Shakopee Valley News
30 after he was exposed to elevated levels of carbon monoxide in his garage. The man was using a gas power washer for about two hours to clean the inside of ...

February 5, 2010

Retailers Prepare for Carbon Monoxide Law
CARLET CLEARE (WXXI) - Carbon monoxide detectors will soon be required in New York homes, so retailers are getting ready. The Henrietta Home Depot has moved ...
Carbon monoxide hospitalizes six in Quakertown; do you know the warning signs?
KYW reports that six people were taken to the hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning. The CO came from a Quakertown auto parts store. Low levels of carbon ...
Carbon Monoxide Sickens 8 at Missouri Fitness Center
Authorities say a pool heater is to blame for a carbon monoxide leak that sickened eight people in southeast Missouri. The leak happened Tuesday at Ozark ...

February 4, 2010

One Salinan dies in carbon monoxide poisoning
Salina Journal
She was sickened by carbon monoxide when she entered the townhome, Williams said, but was able to get out and call for help. However, a paramedic and ...
Man charged for tenant's carbon monoxide death
HSINCHU, Taiwan -- A landlord was charged with manslaughter after his tenant died from carbon monoxide poisoning, the Hsinchu District Prosecutors Office ...
Pep Boys employees sickened by carbon monoxide
Thirteen people were sickened by carbon monoxide Wednesday night inside the garage at Pep Boys on West End Boulevard in Quakertown. ...

February 3, 2010

Carbon monoxide levels cause church evacuation
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
After being called to the center at 3320 W. Vliet St. at 9:35 pm a carbon monoxide detector carried by a paramedic showed the elevated levels, ...
Wake-up call on dangers of carbon monoxide
Laconia Citizen
It's carbon monoxide, and it claims 1500 lives in this country every year. It is treacherous stuff. It can build up in a house almost unnoticed. ...
Two people hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning in Jackson County's ...
The Jackson Citizen Patriot -
Two people were taken from a Leoni Township home to Allegiance Health early today for treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning. ...
Carbon monoxide shuts two city restaurants and high rise
Philadelphia Inquirer
Officials closed two restaurants - Capital Grille and the Olive Garden - after finding carbon monoxide readings as high as 3800 parts per million in one of ...
Possible carbon monoxide exposure sends Oakdale city staff to hospital
Modesto Bee
At least three Oakdale city staff members went to the hospital for observation after they were possibly exposed to carbon monoxide at the city planning ...