February 9, 2013 |
A 14-year-old Massachusetts boy died Saturday of carbon monoxide poisoning after warming himself in a running car while his father shoveled snow. Boston's mayor promptly issued a new warning of the perils associated with the massive Northeast blizzard. The boy had been helping his dad shovel snow Saturday near the family's sedan, and hopped into the running car to warm up, Boston fire spokesman Steve MacDonald told The Times. But a mound of snow had blocked the exhaust pipe, preventing the poisonous carbon monoxide from escaping, MacDonald said.
October 11, 2009 |
Two people who died after sitting for hours in an Arizona spiritual resort's sauna-like sweat lodge were identified Saturday as a 40-year-old Wisconsin man and a 38-year-old New York woman. James Shore of Milwaukee and Kirby Brown of Westtown, N.Y., died Thursday night after being overcome in a sweat lodge during a spiritual cleansing ceremony. Nineteen others were taken to area hospitals, suffering from burns, dehydration, respiratory arrest, kidney failure or elevated body temperature.
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January 16, 2008 |
Authorities say a married Air Force couple found dead in their SUV outside their apartment complex probably died of carbon monoxide poisoning. The bodies of Chad Cheswick, 22, and Jessica Cheswick, 23, were found in their vehicle Friday by their apartment manager. Police say that the ignition of the SUV was on but that the vehicle was out of gas when their bodies were discovered. A police spokesman says preliminary results of an autopsy conducted Monday found no evidence of foul play or suicide.
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October 12, 2007 |
A family of four was taken to the hospital Thursday morning, suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning after the father lighted their furnace for the first time, authorities said. Firefighters responded about 3:05 a.m. to an apartment complex at 12255 W. Burbank Blvd. A man, 37; a woman, 36; and two girls, 11 and 1, were taken to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank in serious but stable condition, a fire official said.
December 19, 2006 |
Four family members were found dead Monday in their home of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning, bringing the death toll from the Northwest's worst storm in a decade to 14. The four -- one woman and three males -- were found in a home in Burien, a south Seattle suburb, along with another relative who was clinging to life, said King County sheriff's Sgt. John Urquhart. Like many in the area left without power after the storm, they had been running a generator in their garage, authorities said.
December 17, 2006 |
As utility crews worked to restore power to 1 million customers across the wind-wracked Pacific Northwest, hospitals here said Saturday that they had treated about 80 victims of poisoning by carbon monoxide -- from gas grills, propane heaters, generators and charcoal briquettes brought indoors for heat and light.