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Document ID (ISN)108160
CIS number 08-655
Year 2006
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 439
Author(s) Dhanjal A.S.
Health and Safety Executive
Title A review of carbon monoxide incident information for 2003/04
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2006. vi, 87p. Illus. 4 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract The aim of this work is to identify common causes of carbon monoxide (CO) incidents related to appliance and system design, installation and maintenance in order to further improve customer safety, target expenditure on CO incident prevention and identify further research work. Data on all piped natural gas and LPG CO incidents that occurred in the United Kingdom from 1st April 2003 to 31 March 2004 were collected and analysed. During this period, there were 36 domestic piped natural gas incidents and two LPG incidents reported. Findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) poisoning; United Kingdom; notification of accidents and diseases; fatalities; carbon monoxide
Descriptors (secondary) natural gas; local exhaust; analysis of accident causes; report; maintenance; safety by design; ventilation systems; research; causes of accidents; gas distribution; gas heating
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Notification of accidents and diseases
Carbon monoxide
Inorganic substances