Carbon Monoxide

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Apr 10 '19 07:32

Seven residents of an apartment building on Prinses Annalaan in Leidschendam were taken to hospital on Tuesday to be checked for carbon monoxide poisoning. A total of 16 homes were evacuated, AD reports.

The fire department and ambulance service responded to the apartment building in large numbers on Tuesday afternoon after someone reported smelling gas in the building. Measurements showed that there was no gas leak, but there was a much too high concentration of carbon monoxide in the building.

Ambulance
Mar 7 '19 13:30

A person was found dead in a home on Weimarstraat in The Hague on Thursday. The police suspect carbon monoxide poisoning may be the cause. Eleven other people, including four police officers, were taken to hospital, ANP reports.

The victims all come from homes on Weimarstraat. The police officers became unwell when they entered the homes.

As far as is currently known, none of the 11 people taken to hospital are in critical condition, according to the news wire.

The homes have all been aired out. 

Ambulance
Feb 4 '19 10:30

Two people were found dead in a home on Max Havelaarlaan in Amstelveen on Sunday night. Emergency services responded to the home after reports of a strange smell, the Telegraaf reports.

A spokesperson for the police told the newspaper that the two victims seemed to have died of natural causes. It is not yet clear how long the bodies lay in the home.

According to regional media, the fire department responded to the scene on Sunday evening and took carbon monoxide measurements. A short time later, an ambulance arrived. 

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Feb 4 '19 08:10

A fire in a flat on Zwaluwenlaan in Vlaardingen left one man dead on Sunday. The fire broke out in the kitchen of the first floor apartment, and was discovered when smoke passed through ventilation ducts and set off smoke alarms on upper floors, a spokesperson for the fire brigade said to ANP.

Firefighters found the man's body in the apartment. Attempts to resuscitate him were to no avail. The fire department quickly extinguished the fire and is investigating how it started.

Ambulance
Dec 11 '18 10:10

A family from Maastricht became unwell due to a carbon monoxide leak in their home on Eyckeroed. The two adults and three children were all admitted to hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning, NOS reports.

The source of the carbon monoxide leak is not yet known. The fire department reports that all five victims are still in hospital, but in a stable condition.

The family's home was ventilated and the police are now investigating the cause. 

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Nov 13 '18 16:10

National fire brigade Brandweer Nederland and the Dutch Burns Foundation are sounding the alarm about "silent killer" carbon monoxide. Over the past six weeks 40 people were hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning, caused by faulty geysers, heaters, poor ventilation or clogged flues, NU.nl reports.

"The cold has not even started in the Netherlands and we are already seeing so many accidents", Jet Vroege of the fire brigade said, according to the newspaper. "The silent killer CO is already working hard this year."

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Jun 13 '18 08:39

Smokers inhale much higher doses of harmful substances than is stated on their cigarette packages, according to a study by Dutch public health institute RIVM. The researchers found that the amount of tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide is at least twice as high as manufacturers claim, ANP reports.

Ambulance
Dec 26 '17 09:06

A carbon monoxide leak at pizzeria Fratelli in Leidschendam left 19 people feeling unwell on Christmas. Emergency services responded to the Italian restaurant on Sluiskant over lunch time after receiving a report of people falling ill, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Dec 4 '17 08:51

An apartment building on Valkenhorst in Leiden was evacuated just after midnight after the fire department discovered that several geysers in the building emit far too much carbon monoxide. The fire brigade was called in after a family living in the building went to hospital when they felt ill, Omroep West reports.

The fire brigade evacuated all 42 homes in the building. Around 10 people were checked by ambulance personnel. Residents were given shelter in an adjacent shopping mall. 

Mar 8 '16 15:45

A group of about 40 students fell ill at a Hague school after a swim lesson. Five students and two teachers were transported to an area hospital

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Jul 16 '15 11:19

A carbon monoxide leak in a home on Slotboomstraat in Rotterdam on Wednesday sent 13 people to the hospital

Feb 16 '15 12:00

There is a lot of unrest on among Terschelling residents about possible gas drilling in the Wadden Sea.

Feb 2 '15 16:58

A campaign about the dangers of carbon monoxide was launched in the Netherlands on Monday by the national fire department and Brandwonden Stichting (Netherlands Burns Foundation). The nationwide civil defense siren that is tested monthly at midday marked the start of the campaign.

Feb 2 '15 13:39

The bodies of a man and a woman was found in a home on Einderstraat in Schinveld, Limburg on Sunday night.

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Jan 20 '15 11:13

Five people became unwell in the police station on Europark in Oosterhout this morning. The fire department is investigating the cause.

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Dec 30 '14 13:18

Six people became ill in a clothing store in the village of Balk in Friesland, presumably due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Five of them were taken to the hospital, the fire department reports.

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Nov 13 '14 11:55

Five people were hurt by carbon monoxide poisoning in Rotterdam last night.

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Nov 3 '14 12:42

The number of deaths because of carbon monoxide poisoning is increasing because of mistakes in the installation of new central heating boilers. Tjibbe Joustra, President of the Safety Board, says that installers are often not qualified.

Fire Truck
Apr 14 '14 10:25

A 16-year old boy has died in Veenoord, Emmen, after leaving a frying pan on the fire for too long on Saturday night.

Brandweer
Dec 12 '13 09:22

31 people were in a Rotterdam apartment building were brought to a hospital overnight after reporting symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. The people were evacuated from nine homes in a Rotterdam Zuid apartment building.

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