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Two Dead, Four Injured in Boston from CO Poisoning Related to Blizzard

Cars covered in snow.

Two people have died and four people were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning in Boston related to this past weekend’s blizzard, according to the Boston Public Health Commission. 

The posioning occured after the victims failed to clear their car’s tailpipe from snow blockages before starting their cars. 

One of the deaths in Boston was a 14-year-old Roxbury boy who he went inside a running car to keep warm while his father shoveled, the Boston Globe reported. 

In the second incident, a man was found dead in a car with a blocked tailpipe in Mattapan, police said. 

Katinka Podmaniczky, spokesperson for the BPHC, stressed how important it is to clear cars of snow properly before starting them.

“[We are trying to] get the word out about how important it is to clear the tailpipe and undercarriage before turning it on, or getting in,” she said. “We also suggest cracking the windows while you’re warming up the car.” read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 11, 2013 at 11:53 pm

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