Appalachian eyes CO detector installations

Gov. Pat McCrory signed the Regulatory Reform Act on Aug. 23, requiring carbon monoxide detectors to be installed in all hotels statewide.

This section of the bill was established after three deaths occurred at Boone’s Best Western hotel caused by carbon monoxide poisoning.

All lodging establishments must have carbon monoxide detectors installed by October 2013 in every enclosed space that has fuel-burning appliances, as well as any rooms sharing a wall, floor or ceiling with those spaces, according to the bill.

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