Dangers Of Carbon Monoxide


NANCY DESK 2
A FATHER AND SON ARE
DEAD, AND A YOUNG
GIRL IS IN CRITICAL
CONDITION AFTER
WHAT POLICE ARE CALLING A “HORRIFIC
ACCIDENT.”
ALL THREE WERE
OVERCOME BY CARBON
MONOXIDE. KEVIN DESK 1
LOUISVILLE METRO
POLICE OFFICERS SAY IT
HAPPENED AFTER A
FAMILY LEFT THEIR CAR
RUNNING INSIDE A GARAGE. CONROY DELOUCHE
HAS MORE ABOUT THE
INVESTIGATION, AND
THE DANGERS OF THE
“SILENT KILLER” … IN TONIGHT’S LEX 18
BIG STORY AT SIX.

CARBON MONOXIDE —
THE SILENT KILLER. “IT’S ODORLESS, AND
IT’S COLORLESS. SO
YOU CAN’T SEE IT,
SMELL IT, TASTE IT, OR
EVEN HEAR IT.”
THAT’S WHAT POLICE SAY CAUSED A HORRIFIC
ACCIDENT IN SUBURBAN
LOUISVILLE … WHERE A
FAMILY MEMBER FOUND
A FATHER, SON AND
DAUGHTER UNCONSCIOUS INSIDE A
GARAGE. “IT APPEARED TO BE
THAT HE HAD WARMED
THE CAR UP WHILE IT
WAS SITTING IN THE
GARAGE, AND THEN
TRYING TO GET THE KIDS OUT THE DOOR
FOR SCHOOL AND TO
START THE DAY.”
THE THREE YEAR-OLD
BOY AND FATHER HAVE
DIED, AND THE SEVEN YEAR-OLD GIRL IS IN
CRITICAL CONDITION. OFFICIALS SAY THIS IS
A TRAGIC REMINDER
ABOUT THE DANGERS
OF USING A
COMBUSTIBLE ENGINE
IN AN ENCLOSED SPACE. 18:33 “EVEN WITH THE
GARAGE DOOR OPEN, IT
IS STILL VERY
HAZARDOUS, YES.”
MAJOR JORDAN SAAS
WITH THE LEXINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT SAYS
CARBON MONOXIDE
ISN’T JUST A DANGER IN
THE GARAGE … BUT THE
ENTIRE HOME … AND
THE SYMPTOMS CAN SNEAK UP ON YOU. “HEADACHE, LIGHT-
HEADED, DIZZY,
VOMITING, NAUSEA. IF
YOU’RE SLEEPING, YOU
WON’T EVEN HAVE
THESE SYMPTOMS. BUT ULTIMATELY, IT CAN
KILL YOU IF YOU’RE NOT
AWARE OF IT.”
HE REMINDS
HOMEOWNERS TO MAKE
SURE HEATING EQUIPMENT IS
PROPERLY MAINTAINED,
AND THE CHIMNEY
INSPECTED AND
CLEANED AT LEAST
ONCE A YEAR. MAJOR SAAS SAYS THEY
HAVE WORKED THREE
DIFFERENT CHIMNEY
FIRES IN LEXINGTON IN
JUST THE PAST TWO
MONTHS. WHILE THE EXACT
CAUSES ARE STILL
BEING INVESTIGATED … HE SAYS FAILURE TO
INSPECT COULD EVEN
LEAD TO EXPOSURE TO
CARBON MONOXIDE. COVERING THE NEWS,
CONROY DELOUCHE. LEX
18 NEWS.

KEVIN DESK

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