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Entire Family 'Wiped Out,' Likely by Carbon Monoxide

A generator had been running following a power outage

(Newser) - Authorities suspect carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator running indoors killed a family of six in their home in Fenton Township, Mich. The two adults and four children were found dead Sunday, NBC News reports. "Seeing an entire family wiped out is a very, very sad thing," Genesee... More »

145 Sickened by Gas Leak at Texas School

Officials blame leaky boiler

(Newser) - At least 145 students and staff members at a Southeast Texas middle school received hospital treatment after an apparent carbon monoxide leak on Thursday, authorities say. Beaumont emergency personnel say the children and adults from Marshall Middle School were being treated Thursday for injuries not believed to be life-threatening, the... More »

Family: NYC Man Died in Car Buried by Plow

Carbon monoxide likely killed Angel Ginel in Brooklyn

(Newser) - The winter storm that rocked the East Coast over the weekend has claimed another victim: a 44-year-old dad. Angel Ginel was found dead inside his snowed-in Lexus on a Brooklyn street on Monday, reports PIX11 . Family members say Ginel went out on Sunday to earn some extra cash shoveling snow.... More »

Carbon Monoxide Kills Mom, Baby in Snowed-In Car

They were watching the boy's father shovel out the car

(Newser) - A tragic and cautionary tale out of Passaic, NJ, as much of the East Coast wakes Monday to cars that are still snowed in: A 23-year-old mother and her 1-year-old son are dead of carbon monoxide poisoning after they sat in a warming car while the woman's boyfriend worked... More »

Keyless Car Ignitions: Convenient but Deadly?

Critics say popular feature makes it too easy to accidentally leave the engine running

(Newser) - An increasingly common feature that many car manufacturers tout as convenient is actually a very dangerous "defect," according to critics. NBC News —citing stats from a safety group—reports keyless ignitions have caused at least 19 deaths and more than two-dozen "close calls" since 2009. A... More »

Town Hit by Sleeping Illness Gets Answer, No Resolution

A nearby uranium mine may be the culprit, but how?

(Newser) - The mysterious sleeping sickness that has befallen dozens of villagers in a remote region of Kazakhstan continues to befuddle scientists. Following reports of victims passing out in schools, at home, and even on a motorcycle, and sometimes failing to snap out of it for days at a time, scientists descended... More »

4 Dead in Home; Carbon Monoxide Leak Suspected

This time it's in Queens

(Newser) - For the second time this week, a carbon monoxide leak is being blamed for multiple deaths inside a home. This time, it happened in Queens, when a son checked up on his elderly parents to discover that they and two others in the home were dead, reports the New York ... More »

Utility: Dad Who Died With 7 Kids Had Stolen Meter

He wasn't cut off for not paying bills, power company says

(Newser) - The utility that cut off power to a Maryland home days before Rodney Todd and his seven children were found dead says it didn't cut him off for not paying bills—because it never sent him any. Delmarva Power says it shut off power to the rented home in... More »

Family: Dad, 7 Kids Died After Power Cut Off

They were poisoned by carbon monoxide from generator: relatives

(Newser) - A father and his seven children were found dead inside their Maryland home yesterday, likely poisoned by carbon monoxide from a generator running after the home's electricity was turned off, relatives say. The man's supervisor in food service at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore visited the Princess... More »

Mystery 'Sleeping' Illness Strikes Tiny Town

Village in Kazakhstan struck by 'sleeping sickness'

(Newser) - Activities like cooking, running, and driving a car have gotten a whole lot riskier for villagers in northern Kazakhstan—because they might fall asleep at any moment and stay that way for days, the Smithsonian reports. So far 152 residents in tiny Kalachi have fallen ill with the mystery sickness,... More »

Carbon Monoxide Leak at Grandma's Kills 3 Teens

Malfunctioning furnace to blame: investigators

(Newser) - Four cousins were found unresponsive at their grandmother's home in Troy, Ohio, on Friday afternoon after a carbon monoxide leak, and three of them have now died. Sisters Dionanna Bishop, 14, and Dejah (also spelled Dejay) Bishop, 13, died after being taken to the hospital Friday; Jakia Jones, 13,... More »

'Something Chemical' May Have Killed Utah Family

Authorities say it could take more than a month for answers

(Newser) - There are still more questions than answers in the case of the family that died mysteriously Saturday in their home in Springville, Utah. "There was no blunt force trauma, no stab wounds, no gunshot wounds," a local police lieutenant tells KSL . "Nobody went in the house and... More »

Woman Dies While Napping in Car Between Jobs

Maria Fernandes apparently overwhelmed by carbon monoxide, gas fumes

(Newser) - Maria Fernandes pulled into a Wawa parking lot Monday morning to take a nap between jobs—the 32-year-old Newark, NJ, woman had four of them—but she left her car running as she slept. Eight hours later, she was found dead in the car, apparently overwhelmed by carbon monoxide and... More »

One Dead in Mall Carbon Monoxide Leak

Long Island incident caused by piping problem: officials

(Newser) - A carbon monoxide leak in a Long Island mall has left a restaurant manager dead and 27 others sick. Police found themselves dizzy and nauseous after responding to a call last night about an injured worker at the Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington Station. Authorities evacuated three restaurants, News 12... More »

Couple Die Having Sex in Car

They left engine running inside garage

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania couple apparently overcome by passion made the fatal mistake of leaving the engine running after they pulled into a Williamsport garage and had sex in their car, police say. The bodies of the partially clad couple, both 40 years old, were found inside the vehicle, which had run... More »

Carbon Monoxide Kills 2 Miners in Colo. Accident

20 others injured

(Newser) - Two miners were killed in Colorado early yesterday, and authorities say they died of carbon monoxide poisoning, the Denver Post reports. The incident at the Revenue-Virginius Mine, near the town of Ouray, was described as a "powder-smoke incident" and was not a cave-in or collapse, the Ouray Watch reports.... More »

Culprit in Mystery NC Hotel Deaths: Carbon Monoxide

Hotel had been told to fix ventilation below deadly room

(Newser) - The cause of three deaths in the same North Carolina hotel room since April is no longer a mystery—but the bigger mystery now is how the third death was allowed to happen. Police have confirmed that carbon monoxide killed an elderly couple in Room 225 of the Best Western... More »

NC Hotel Mystery as Room Sees 3rd Death in 2 Months

Carbon monoxide found in hotel, but no word yet on official cause of death

(Newser) - Three people have died in the same North Carolina hotel room since April, in a mystery authorities are still investigating. On Saturday, Jeannie Williams and her 11-year-old son, Jeffrey, were found unresponsive in the Best Western room in Boone. Jeffrey was pronounced dead; his mother awoke from her coma yesterday.... More »

Buckwild Star's Likely Killer: Carbon Monoxide

Speculation surrounds the deaths of Shain Gandee, 2 others

(Newser) - There's no official coroner's report yet, but it looks like MTV reality star Shain Gandee and two others may have died from carbon monoxide poisoning after the truck they were off-roading in got stuck in the mud. TMZ has pictures of Gandee's Ford Bronco, which appears to... More »

5 Bikers Die at Tennessee Rally

Carbon monoxide fumes to blame: officials

(Newser) - Five people were found dead yesterday in an RV at a charity biker rally in Tennessee, reports AP . Officials say carbon monoxide fumes entered their RV from a storage unit where their generator was housed because a hatch apparently didn't shut properly. Three members of the Bikers Who Care... More »

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