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Malfunctioning flue may have caused CO poisoning



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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- A carbon monoxide leak that sent more than 44 factory employees to hospitals may have been caused by a malfunctioning flue, a company official says.

Vicki Slomka, chief human resource officer for Illinois-based Elkay Manufacturing says the conclusion is preliminary and that installation and inspection records for the equipment are being checked. She says Elkay West in Ogden will remain closed until the problem is identified and corrected.

A total of 46 employees of the sink manufacturing firm suffered illnesses after being exposed to lethal levels of carbon monoxide on Thursday.

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Information from: Standard-Examiner

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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