Missing Carbon Monoxide Alarm Results in $3.25 Million Judgment

Tenant Awarded $3.25 Million for Carbon Monoxide Alarm Violation Failure to Install a carbon monoxide alarm in a rental property has resulted in a $3.25 Judgment against a Stevens Point Landlord, Pamalla Schneider in a March jury trial in Portage…

Families settle with utility over Texas wildfire

Date: 11/8/2008By ANGELA K. BROWNAssociated Press WriterFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) _ An attorney says more than 100 families have settled a lawsuit with a utility whose damaged equipment sparked a devastating wildfire.Attorney Bill Altman says the…

Restaurant fire likely started by cigarette

Date: 11/1/2008GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) _ A fire that destroyed the Golden Corral restaurant here Wednesday was likely started by a cigarette or a match that was thrown in the trash, authorities said.Doug Bennyhoff, fire marshal for Great Falls…

Cigar blamed for apartment fire, injury

Date: 10/31/2008 12:35 PMWEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ Authorities say a cigar appears to have started a chair on fire, damaging a West Fargo apartment and injuring the tenant.Fire Chief Roy Schatschneider says 61-year-old Leslie Moore had been sitting…

Ky. legal experts mull reopening deadly 1977 fire

Date: 10/28/2008By ROGER ALFORDAssociated Press WriterFRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) _ Gov. Steve Beshear said Tuesday he has asked legal experts to determine whether new evidence warrants reopening an investigation into one of the nation's deadliest…

Five Students Sickened by Aerosol Product

Date: 10/24/2008METAMORA, Ill. (AP) — Five students needed hospital treatment for breathing problems after someone sprayed an aerosol product on a school bus. Officials said 63 students were on the bus heading to a grade school in Metamora.…

Woman, 3 children killed in Mich. house fire

Date: 10/22/2008 1:43 PMBy JEFF KAROUBAssociated Press WriterHIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (AP) _ Fire killed a woman and three children in one home early Wednesday and spread to four other houses, three of them vacant, fire and city officials said.Space…

FEMA disputes formaldehyde study of Iowa trailers

Date: 10/21/2008 10:44 PMBy NIGEL DUARAAssociated Press WriterIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) _ The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday questioned a TV station's findings of high formaldehyde levels in agency-issued trailers and said the lifestyles…

Man accused of 9 Ohio fire deaths claims innocence

Date: 10/14/2008 4:54 PMBy THOMAS J. SHEERANAssociated Press WriterCLEVELAND (AP) _ A man indicted this month on charges of setting a fire that killed a woman and eight children at a birthday sleepover said he would never do anything to harm…

Gas Vent Dampers Recalled by Effikal Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard

The recall involves Effikal RVGP-PC Gas Vent Damper size 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 which are installed with the gas boiler systems listed below. The vent damper date code is located on a sticker under the motor assembly cap on the plastic base.…

Another Murray mine fined for safety violations

Date: 10/8/2008 2:28 PMBy TIM HUBERAP Business WriterCHARLESTON, W.Va. — A coal company belonging to Bob Murray, the mine owner who entered the national spotlight last year when nine people died in a Utah mine, was fined $1.46 million Wednesday…