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Sump Pump Fumes Sends 12 To Hospital

DanHolohan
DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,180
BOSTON --

<a href="http://www.thebostonchannel.com/slideshow/news/23011725/detail.html"><img src="http://www.thebostonchannel.com/2010/0331/23011784_240X180.jpg" width="240" height="180" alt="" /></a><ol><li>Images: <a href="http://www.thebostonchannel.com/slideshow/news/23011725/detail.html">Sump

Pump Fumes Send 12 To Hospital</a></li></ol>Several

people, including a pregnant woman and a child, were taken to the

hospital Wednesday after a faulty sump pump filled a Peabody building

with carbon monoxide fumes.A gas-powered pump had been set up in

the Peabody Square building's basement to empty water from the space

overnight.



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Comments

  • Mark Eatherton
    Mark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,839
    Just guessing....

    The pump was probably RENTED. Maybe the feds need to come down on the rental equipment contractors who rent out small gas powered equipment...



    I know when I rented a back hoe from a local major rental corporation, they made me read and sign the operating manual for the machine, and that took a while.



    How hard would it be to hand out a CO awareness pamphlet and get their initials on the contract stating that they had received and read all safety/operating instructions...



    Common sense. Where has it gone?



    ME
    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.
  • HDE_2
    HDE_2 Member Posts: 140
    edited April 2010
    Can't cure stupidity

    Reminds me of my days as a fireman, responding to calls during power outages. The warning tags couldnt have been any bigger on the new generators running in peoples basements & garages. Besides the tags, constant media you wonder where these people have lived not to know, under a rock?
  • Mark Eatherton
    Mark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,839
    edited April 2010
    All we can do is continue to educate..

    Maybe there is a language barrier. Maybe the notices need to be in more than just Inglasio.



    If everyone had a CO detector, there would be a LOT less deaths. I guess no Senators family members have ever died or been maimed from CO poisoning, therefore it is not considered worthy of legislation. You know of course that the advent of the FVIR water heaters was because a senators daughter got burned in a flash fire cause by a tank type of water heater...



    ME
    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.
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