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Document ID (ISN)102943
CIS number 03-1811
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2758-6
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 163
Author(s) Moore M.
Health and Safety Executive
Title A review of carbon monoxide incident information for 2001/02
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2003. vi, 82p. Illus. 1 ref. Price: GBP 25.00.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract The aim of this work was to identify common causes of carbon monoxide (CO) incidents related to appliance and system design, installation and maintenance, for the purpose of improving customer safety, targeting expenditure on CO incident prevention and identifying further research work. A national data collection scheme for CO incidents which occur within the United Kingdom was established. This report provides information collected through this data collection scheme, and covers the reporting period 2001/02. During this period, there were 55 piped natural gas incidents and 10 LPG incidents reported, involving 13 fatalities and 109 non-fatal casualties. The data are expressed by time of the year, type of appliance or system and likely cause of the incident.
Descriptors (primary) poisoning; causes of accidents; carbon monoxide
Descriptors (secondary) natural gas; analysis of accident causes; United Kingdom; report; statistical trends; fatalities; water heaters; maintenance; central heating systems; injuries; liquefied petroleum gas
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Carbon monoxide
Inorganic substances