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Old 10-21-2013, 01:01 PM   #1
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Death at Talladega campground

Fan dies at Talladega campground | Fox News

Hope this helps someone avoid such a tragedy.
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:10 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting this. Hopefully as you stated, others may be more alert after this tragedy...and install/check a carbon monoxide detector.
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:13 PM   #3
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We had a few deaths around the region after Sandy from people running a generator too near to their home. We have a CO detector on each floor at home and test the one in the trailer before each trip.
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Old 10-21-2013, 02:11 PM   #4
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I was parked in a Field not a C/G all alone. It was a Power Show event. I had my Gen running,as it was Cold. I looked out and some people? were putting a Tent up in direct line with the Gen Exhaust!! They said they wanted the (Heat) off the Exhaust? They said( rain don't come thru) we will be OK?? You cant fix (STUPID)!! Youroo!!
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Old 10-21-2013, 02:51 PM   #5
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That is just such an avoidable tragedy. Sorry to read that. It's food for thought. I have seen that happen from exhaust on boats before. The air is sucking the fumes through the open cabin door. Becareful you people with generators. Stay safe....
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:15 PM   #6
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Sad Story for sure. I have often wondered about this while attending racing events...as others have stated a CO detector is a must no matter if your rig is new or old.
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:24 PM   #7
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Woo, Lord! My heart stopped for a minute. My Uncle Kevin goes to Talladega every year. Haven't heard back from him yet, but after reading the article, I know it's not him!

Prayers for that woman's family!
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:45 PM   #8
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Sad, sad story, sadder still it happens way to often.

Not quite a year ago a young Marine was killed in Boise by a faulty gas water heater, he was 18.
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Very sad...... There were also two deaths in a camper fire in Nelson County VA, I have not heard any details........
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We will be at the Phoenix International Raceway in 3 weeks and thought about staying in the campground outside the raceway, but decided to go with a year-round RV park about 10 miles away. Our son is camping with friends in the infield. Now he's going to think I'm smothering when I forward this story and tell him to be extra careful.
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