CHARLESTON (AP) — A task force in Kanawha County is postponing efforts to pass an ordinance to require carbon monoxide detectors in public facilities to give state lawmakers time to act.
South Charleston Mayor Frank Mullens tells The Charleston Gazette the task force established by the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department decided against moving ahead with the proposal.
A Rhode Island construction worker died Jan. 31 at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in South Charleston. Investigators say an exhaust pipe connected to a swimming pool heater apparently dislodged.
Area fire officials are distributing thousands of brochures encouraging homeowners to have carbon monoxide detectors installed.