Father dies in bakery gas poisoning

A MELBOURNE man with two young sons has died of carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator at the bakery where he was working on Father’s Day. The man’s wife and a co-worker discovered the 43-year-old dead at a bakery in the outer eastern suburb of Ferntree Gully about 7am. A 23-year-old man was taken to the Maroondah Hospital where he is in a stable condition. Police said a petrol-fuelled generator was operating inside the bakery in anticipation of scheduled power…

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Ballarat man dies using patio heater inside

The death of a Ballarat man at the weekend from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning has prompted new calls for awareness about the “silent killer” gas. Police say the man, 40, was found dead in his Newington home on Saturday afternoon after CFA crews forced their way into the property. Firefighters were called at 2.44pm and detected the presence of gas through a small gap in a window, before they broke in and found the man in his lounge room. Police…

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Coroner warns after indoor barbecue death

THE great Aussie barbie can be fatal and should carry a warning. That is the recommendation of coroner Mary Jerram after a man died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning after taking a charcoal barbecue inside to cook. The victim, Asaad Jassem Al Mayahi, 43, died between July 11 and 13 last year at Stanmore in Sydney’s inner-west. Following an inquest into his death, state coroner Mary Jerram found that he died from carbon monoxide poisoning after being exposed to the…

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