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Old 03-13-2023, 04:20 PM   #53 (permalink)
Isaac Zachary
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Originally Posted by JSH View Post
I have no idea where you got that stat but the Consumer Product Safety Commision says only 15 of the 526 carbon monoxide deaths caused by portable generators in homes between 2004 and 2013 are from generators being used outside. In the overwhelming majority of fatalities the generators were being used in the basement, garage or inside the home.
It was a tool safety class focussing on emergency preparredness and disaster releif that I went to years ago. I remember the deaths were 50/50 from inside and outside caused from generators according to the class instructors and their charts. I don't remember which year or years they were referring to or where they got their numbers from, but their point was that your average Joe isn't going to know enough about how to operate a generator to really protect himself and others from it's dangers.
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