Apartment Carbon Monoxide Poisonings

Ames Iowa Apartment Carbon Monoxide Evacuation Carbon monoxide alarms prevents worse apartment carbon monoxide poisoning in Ames, Iowa, enabling an evacuation of 56 units before it was too late. By Rebecca Martin On Sunday afternoon, August…

Power Washer Safety and Carbon Monoxide Concerns

Power Washer Causes Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Wilmington, Delaware A gas power washer resulted in a severe carbon monoxide poisoning in Delaware, in much the same way as gas powered generator would. Gas engines cannot be run indoors or in…

Greed Explanation for Bad Hotel Maintenance

Proactive vs Reactive Hotel Maintenance The hotel industry is plagued by operators who put profits ahead of people in hotel maintenance, using reactive rather than proactive thinking and planning, severely risking guests safety. By Rebecca…

Portable Generator Safety - New CPSC Rule?

Summary of the CPSC’s Efforts to Regulate Portable Generators The Consumer Products Safety Commission is once again trying to pass a Fed Rule that would require safety devices on a portable generator. By Rebecca Martin Wednesday, June 28,…

Is it a CO or No?

Conflicting Reporting of Rancho Pescadero CO Fatalities Reports of CO being ruled out in Rancho Pescadero deaths of two Americans appear premature, especially considering both EMT's also got sick and CO alarms were apparently disabled.By…

Vacation Poisoning in El Pescadero, Mexico Kills Two

Two Americans die in Vacation Poisoning near Cabo San Lucas, BCS. Signs point to carbon monoxide in a vacation poisoning in El Pescadero, BCS, Mexico, killing two Americans.By Rebecca Martin On June 13, 2023, two Americans were found deceased…

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…

Landlord Responsibilities for Maintenance are Non-Delegable

Landlord Must Protect Tenants from Unsafe Conditions Hiring a maintenance company does not change Landlord responsibilities to keep an apartment or home well maintained and safe for tenants. By Rebecca Martin             The word,…

Carbon Monoxide in the Aftermath of Hurricanes

Hurricane Aftermath Equals Carbon Monoxide Don't let the aftermath of hurricanes be carbon monoxide poisoning and deaths. Too many storms lose more to generators than wind and water. By Rebecca Martin             The official start…

Child Saved from Gas Engine CO Poisoning

Another Hero needed because of an Indoor Gas Engine Another hero was needed to prevent a fatal CO poisoning because of a gas engine (a compressor) being run indoors, this time in an attached garage.By Rebecca Martin “We are very lucky…