Poison gas victim tried to save mates

THREE deer hunters died in a caravan filled with deadly carbon monoxide fumes in Tasmania’s Central Highlands. And Coroner Glenn Hay has revealed that one of the victims had probably attempted to drag his unconscious mates to safety before being overcome himself. Rodney Williams, 53, son Matthew, 26, and Terry Bartle, 39, all from Tasmania, died at Top Marshes near Miena in March last year. The tragedy was blamed on a faulty gas fitting attached to a refrigerator that should…

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Brivis Climate Systems Lends a Helping Hand to the Chase and Tyler Foundation

Brivis Climate Systems, Australia’s leading supplier of climate systems — has partnered with the Chase and Tyler Foundation over Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week to help bring awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning in the home from faulty or inadequately maintained gas appliances. The Chase and Tyler Foundation is a new not-for-profit organisation working to reduce the risk of deaths and illness caused by carbon monoxide poisoning, with Brivis Climate Systems supporting the foundation’s launch event, held the 2nd of May 2013…

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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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