Monday, August 30, 2010

August 2010

August 31, 2010

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)
Massey: Methane Detector Data Show Readings Surged In Minutes
"Actual levels of methane and carbon monoxide could have been higher," the mine's owner said, because the detectors do not record levels higher than 5% for ...
One person found dead of carbon-monoxide poisoning in Queens
One person died of apparent carbon-monoxide poisoning in a home near Kennedy Airport in Queens Monday morning, Fire Department officials said.

August 30, 2010

“Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
Warren Buffett (August 30, 1930 - )
Two Men Die In Mining Accident
KPHO Phoenix
The men were killed deep in the mine after they were overcome by very high levels of carbon monoxide. The accident happened about 15 miles northeast of Show ...
Naples Couple Treated For CO Poisoning
WMTW Portland
NAPLES, Maine -- A husband and wife from Naples were taken to an area hospital Saturday for carbon monoxide poisoning. Naples rescue officials said both ...
Woman dies in carbon monoxide poisoning near Boca
By Jerome Burdi, Sun Sentinel A 29-year-old woman died from carbon monoxide poisoning in her home west of Boca Raton on Thursday night, and her boyfriend ...
Carbon monoxide detectors installed
13 incident, which took the life of 33-year-old Casey Steenland, Champion EMS has installed carbon monoxide detectors in all of their facilities and in ...

August 26, 2010

“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”
Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)
Hazmat Survival Tips: Interpreting Readings from Atmospheric Monitors By Steven De Lisi
On a cold evening in January, your engine is dispatched to a report of a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm that has activated in a single-family ...
Manchester Twp. company evacuated during carbon monoxide incident
Manchester Township firefighters carry a fan into the Strine Printing Company after carbon monoxide poisoning was detected inside the building. ...
Diver poisoned by carbon dioxide, taken to hospital  HEADLINE MISTAKE; CO or CO2?
ABC Online
The Cairns man was suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning and had memory problems and a severe headache. He was flown to the Mackay Base Hospital for ...

August 25, 2010

“About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends.”
Herbert Hoover (August 10, 1874 – 1964)
Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas….
COSA News; Pager Series
Poisoning from carbon monoxide can go undetected though a person might be experiencing symptoms every day.
Geology of Chilean gold and copper mine helped miners survive with air, water ...
The Canadian Press
The trapped workers also don't have to worry about toxic gases such as carbon monoxide, or explosive gases such as methane, both common hazards in coal ...

August 20, 2010

“Tears are the silent language of grief.”
Voltaire (16994 – 1778)
Funeral service held for EMT who died of carbon monoxide poisoning
Steenland died when she fell asleep near a carbon monoxide leak in the White Oak Champion ambulance station. A group of fellow workers and emergency ...
Landlord alert: carbon monoxide alarms obligatory from October
Property Owners Directory
New Building Regulations are due to come into force this October requiring carbon monoxide (CO) alarms where a new or replacement fixed solid fuel appliance ...

August 19, 2010

“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”
Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)
4 Sickened By Carbon Monoxide Fumes
(AP) ― New Castle County paramedics say four people in a family were hospitalized after they were sickened by carbon monoxide fumes. Officials say a man, ...
Teen Recovering, But Devastated, After Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Kills Best Friend
Instead, she's recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning that took the life of her best friend. The father of 16-year-old Robin Ferguson said she's still ...

August 18, 2010

“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.”
Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)
RCMP probe death at workplace in Wetaskiwin
Edmonton Journal
RCMP and Occupational Health and Safety are investigating an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning at a Wetaskiwin workplace. A man was found dead at 1:15 pm ...
Carbon monoxide leak send four Middle River children to hospital
ABC2 News
In the kitchen of the Middle River apartment, firefighters isolated the problem---a hot water heater leaking potentially deadly carbon monoxide.
Residents evacuated from Egleston Square building
Boston Herald
By O'Ryan Johnson and Renee Nadeau Algarin A 20-story apartment building in Egleston Square is being evacuated due to a carbon monoxide leak, ...
Carbon monoxide: the number two cause of deaths in the home
He says everyone should have a carbon monoxide detector in their home, but they need to go a step further. "Most people only have them on the one floor, ...

August 17, 2010

“If you're going through hell, keep going.”
Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)
Utilities out 10 days as residents wait
"There were 13 units that had hazardous levels of carbon monoxide inside the piping that leads to the water heaters, and those water heaters needed to be ...
Carbon monoxide: don't rely on detectors alone
Belfast Telegraph
Householders have been urged by a leading safety charity not to rely solely on carbon monoxide detectors to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. ...

August 14-16, 2010

“One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.”
Napoleon Bonaparte (August 15, 1769 – 1821)
Inspectors to return to apartments
The gas is on, but water heaters inside 13 units at the Mountain Vista Apartments are showing high levels of carbon monoxide. New heaters could be installed
EMT's released following carbon monoxide leak
– Two East Texas EMT's have been released from the hospital following a deadly carbon monoxide leak. City flags flew at "Half-Staff" in ...
Husband remembers EMT wife
By Bob Hallmark - bio | email The husband of a female EMT who died Friday from carbon monoxide poisoning, is sharing his memories of his wife. ...
Concern over threat from faulty cookers
Thousands of householders have been warned about faulty cookers that may cause carbon monoxide poisoning. Several attempts have been made to alert consumers
Carbon monoxide kills EMT; 2 hospitalized
WHITE OAK - One emergency medical technician died, and two co-workers were hospitalized Friday after being overcome by carbon monoxide while on duty in the ...
Building Evacuated After Hartford Gas Leak
Hartford Courant By DAVID OWENS,
— Connecticut Light & Power crews are replacing an underground line that burned, causing a buildup of carbon monoxide ...
About carbon monoxide
Marshall News Messenger
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden illness and death if inhaled. Red blood cells pick up CO quicker than they pick up ...
Carbon monoxide sickens 20 at Joliet social service agency
Chicago Breaking News - Tribune
Approximately 20 clients and staff were overcome by carbon monoxide this afternoon during a training session at a social service agency in Joliet. ...
Russian fire threat at nuclear site reduced, Moscow still breathing smoke
While a pollution monitoring service said carbon monoxide levels were 1.3 times higher than acceptable, one resident just said he had breathed worse…

August 13, 2010

“Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.”
François-Marie Arouet (1694 - 1778) AKA Voltaire
Double tragedy on north coast leads to flood of alarm sales
Portadown Today
By Victor Gordon CARBON monoxide alarms are flying off the shelves of Portadown following the tragic deaths of two Newtownabbey teenagers in a Castlerock ...
Carbon Monoxide from Wildfires Covers Earth - - Softpedia
Experts at NASA are using their assets in orbit to search for and analyze carbon monoxide gas concentrations around the world. ...
What is Causing Weather Extremes in 2010?
Universe Today
Among the pollutants created by wildfires is carbon monoxide, a gas that can pose a variety of health risks at ground level. Carbon monoxide is also an ...
Russia Sits Under Potential Radiation Cloud
Worthy News
Made from the Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere sensor on NASA's Terra satellite, this image reveals the amount of carbon monoxide in western ...
'Carbon monoxide alarms must be made mandatory'
Newtownabbey Today
LOCAL politicians have demanded new legislation to ensure the mandatory installation of carbon monoxide alarms in all new properties fitted with gas heating ...

August 12, 2010

“I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.”
Andy Warhol (1927 – 1987)
Civil suit targets 12 for carbon monoxide deaths
Aspen Daily News
by Andrew Travers, Aspen Daily News Staff Writer Relatives of a family of four killed by carbon monoxide poisoning in an Aspen-area home filed a civil ...
Carbon monoxide detectors now required
Daily Record-News
By BARB OWENS staff writer | 0 comments KITTITAS COUNTY—Carbon monoxide detectors will be required in new residential construction and existing dwellings ...
Raising the alarm about carbon-monoxide
The Barrie Examiner
Enbridge Gas spent $100000 on approximately 2700 smoke and carbon-monoxide alarms, and distributed them to 10 communities across Ontario through its Project ...
Pollution effects of wildfires drift beyond national borders
That soup included carbon monoxide, an ingredient in the production of ground-level ozone, which causes numerous respiratory problems. ...
Gas probe: restaurants shut
Belfast Telegraph
Two restaurants have been ordered to close by health officials inspecting gas appliances around the area where two teenage friends died from carbon monoxide ...

August 11, 2010

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.”
Andrew Carnegie (1835 – 1919)
Apartments Evacuated After CO Leak
WSOC Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, NC -- For the second time in a week, a carbon monoxide leak forced some residents of a south Charlotte apartment complex out of their homes. ...
Lawsuit expected in Aspen carbon monoxide case
Aspen Times
DENVER — Relatives of the Denver family of four that died from carbon monoxide in a home near Aspen are expected to file a lawsuit Wednesday. ...
Approved alarms may not be protective enough
U.L. 2034 Listed carbon monoxide alarms do not give enough protection from chronic levels of carbon monoxide.
How much carbon monoxide is too much?
Moscow smog from wildfires eases, gives temporary relief for residents
RIA Novosti
Concentration of carbon monoxide in Moscow's air has abated, however may slightly increase in the evening, an expert from the State Nature Conservation…
Carbon monoxide: the essential rules you must follow
Belfast Telegraph
Over 14 people a year die from carbon monoxide poisoning in the UK, and many more suffer health problems from carbon monoxide exposure. You can't see, ...
Building firm fined over carbon monoxide exposure
Safety Sign Supplies
However, this did not work, meaning dangerous carbon monoxide fumes were released in the house. The firm was fined £12000 and ordered to pay £1000 in ...

August 10, 2010

“Science has not yet mastered prophecy. We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next 10.”
Neil Armstrong (August 5, 1930 - )
Second teen killed by suspected carbon monoxide leak is buried
Irish Times
THE FUNERAL of the second teenager who died of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning in a holiday apartment in Co Derry last week has taken place in his
Your View: Carbon monoxide detectors a lifesaving gift
Mankato Free Press
By Jim Vonderharr, Mankato MANKATO — Over a year ago, we gave our niece and her family a carbon monoxide detector as a present. ...
Duluth firefighters able to measure people's CO levels
Duluth News Tribune
“What this does is actually measure the percentage of carbon monoxide in a patient's blood,” firefighter Lisa Consie said. Such equipment wasn't available ...
Plant Enzyme Converts Car Exhaust Into Fuel
Scientists have discovered a plant enzyme capable of turning carbon monoxide into propane, which lets us imagine a future where cars could run off their own ...
Altoona apartment evacuated due to carbon monoxide
WQOW TV News 18
Altoona (WQOW) -- An Altoona apartment is evacuated Monday morning due to high levels of carbon monoxide. The fire department was called to 617 Walden Court ...

August 7-9, 2010

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?”
Satchel Paige (1906 – 1982)
High levels of carbon monoxide found in Sandy home
ABC 4 SANDY, Utah (ABC 4 News) –
A family evacuated their home after their carbon monoxide alarm went off late Saturday night. Family members were about to go to ...
NASA Instrument Tracks Pollution from Russian Fires
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Side-by-side comparison of carbon monoxide pollution from the series of devastating wildfires burning across central and western Russia, as seen by the…
New weapon on the way for Delaware rescuers
The News Journal
The devices are like fingerticlip blood-oxygen meters commonly used in hospitals, but are the first on-the-scene method of carbon monoxide detection that ...
Dense Smog Chokes Moscow as Wildfires Continue
AOL News
Carbon monoxide levels rose to more than six times the admissible level. Authorities advised locals to stay indoors, avoid open windows and to only venture ...
Funeral for 'gas death' teenager
BBC News
The funeral of one of the teenagers who died after a suspected carbon monoxide leak in Castlerock has taken place. A service for 18-year-old Neil McFerran ...
2 kids suffer possible carbon monoxide poisoning
Tampa police say two children apparently suffered carbon monoxide poisoning after their father left them in a running vehicle while he ran errands. ...

August 6, 2010

“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.”
Henry Ford (1863-1947)
City will help fund inspector's homicide defense
Aspen Times
The home did not have a carbon monoxide detector at the time of the fatalities. The sheriff's office concluded that a dislodged piece of PVC pipe carrying ...
Carbon monoxide advice is issued
BBC News
The Public Health Agency is urging people to be vigilant for the signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. It follows the deaths of two teenagers in ...
US Changes Plan for Capturing Emissions From Coal
New York Times
Duke Energy is building a coal-fired plant in Edwardsport, Ind., that will cook coal into a gas that is a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide. ...

August 5, 2010

Approved alarms may not be protective enough
U.L. 2034 Listed carbon monoxide alarms do not give enough protection from chronic harmful levels of carbon monoxide.
How much carbon monoxide is too much?
“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”
James Madison (1751-1836)
Landlords show spotty compliance with new carbon monoxide law
Waynesville Smoky Mountain News
A little known law went into effect this year requiring landlords to install carbon monoxide detectors in any rental property with oil or gas furnaces, ...
Penn Yan Pizza Hut evacuated after carbon monoxide leak
Penn Yan Fire Department was called to the scene to investigate a carbon monoxide detector alarm. Penn Yan Volunteer Ambulance, Medic 55 and Penn Yan Police ...
ARAI makes engine to cut back emissions
Times of India
It promises to reduce carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and other emissions. The HCNG engine will be on display at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in New ...

August 4, 2010

“No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky.”
Bob Dylan (1941 -   )
Eagan family survives carbon monoxide scare
Coon Rapids ECM Publishers
Eagan firefighter Dave DiIoia responded to the call and recorded carbon monoxide levels of 1500 parts per million near the garage of the home. ...
Russian Wildfires Death Toll Hits 48
The haze, which contains harmful carbon monoxide and other gases, reached the subway system Wednesday. Associated Press Commenting is intended as a ...
Two boys die after being poisoned by carbon monoxide in holiday apartment
Daily Mail
By Daily Mail Reporter Two boys died and a third had to be resuscitated by paramedics in a suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at a holiday apartment…

August 3, 2010

"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."
George S. Patton (1885-1945)
Teen recounts CO poisoning scare at BVJ
Two days after suffering from severe carbon monoxide poisoning at the Big Valley Jamboree 18-year-old Kayla DuChene says it could have been a dramatically ...
Five Die from Faulty Heater in Argentine Cold Wave
Latin American Herald Tribune
Each year in Argentina the cold winter weather causes 80 to 100 fatalities, between deaths from hypothermia to inhaling carbon monoxide, according to ...
Plumbers liability insurance holders told of carbon monoxide dangers
A gas fitter has been fined for exposing farm workers to the risk of an explosion or carbon monoxide poisoning, plumbers liability insurance holders have ...
Noncompliance is unacceptable
Delmarva Now
When Ocean City passed a law in February 2007 mandating carbon monoxide detectors in all multi-family dwelling units with fuel-burning equipment, ...