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(MLive.com)   Man on medical oxygen smokes, dies in resultant conflagration. The address? Cemetery Road   (mlive.com) divider line
    More: Ironic, Smoke detector, Alarm, Smoke, VAN BUREN COUNTY, Alarms, home oxygen, Van Buren County, Michigan, Van Buren County man  
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2021-03-08 9:06:39 PM  
Night crew responded. The graveyard shift.
 
2021-03-08 9:15:33 PM  
I was doing some IT work at a casino once, and there was a lady on oxygen, chain smoking on her Hoveround, parked in front of the same three penny slots for three days. I'm pretty sure she never left, since she had the same clothes on the entire time I was there.

I gave her a wide berth on the way to the server room, since it'd be whatever was in her Depends exploding, or the certain flash fire she'd cause that would take out the entire aisle of machines.
 
2021-03-08 11:08:46 PM  
Did not know about oxygen saturating bedding and so forth. Wow, what a new thing to learn.
 
2021-03-08 11:11:35 PM  

EL EM: Did not know about oxygen saturating bedding and so forth. Wow, what a new thing to learn.


Wait. Does that mean oxygenated bottled water isn't malarkey?
 
2021-03-08 11:12:48 PM  
See, smoking kills you.
 
2021-03-08 11:13:35 PM  
You can mcgyver up a handy little thermal lance by attaching a tube to the end of the hose and lighting it.

Safety Tip: The tube shouldn't be your own body.
 
2021-03-08 11:18:50 PM  
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2021-03-08 11:22:24 PM  
Later that night...
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2021-03-08 11:23:02 PM  
Bangor? Damn near kill--oh wait.
 
2021-03-08 11:27:27 PM  
Did he work for the Shop? Did he piss her off?

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2021-03-08 11:52:02 PM  

EL EM: Did not know about oxygen saturating bedding and so forth. Wow, what a new thing to learn.


This sort of thing happens pretty regularly, unfortunately. Somebody who has essentially already smoked themselves 95% to death figures there's no point in quitting anymore and does this kind of thing because they're too addicted to cigarettes and too dependent on supplemental oxygen to stop either one.
 
2021-03-09 12:35:42 AM  
O two much.
 
2021-03-09 12:43:37 AM  
That does not sound like a pleasant way to go out. I hope smoke inhalation killed the victim before Toasted Marshmallow Syndrome set in.
 
2021-03-09 12:43:46 AM  
I never understood how this doesn't happen on a regular basis in Las
 
2021-03-09 12:44:33 AM  
Vegas, I was going to write. Farming touchscreen keyboards.
 
2021-03-09 12:51:02 AM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: That does not sound like a pleasant way to go out. I hope smoke inhalation killed the victim before Toasted Marshmallow Syndrome set in.


Why the fark did I GIS that. fark me.
 
2021-03-09 1:27:36 AM  
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And we have another WINNER......!!!!!!
 
2021-03-09 1:52:44 AM  
Subby learned a new word.
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2021-03-09 1:54:11 AM  
"oxygen saturating bedding and so forth"

That part is BS.
 
2021-03-09 2:22:37 AM  
And no smoke alarm....  way to really do a thorough job. Was he also balancing on a high wire above a pit of alligators?
 
2021-03-09 2:45:17 AM  
Someone should buy his house and turn the plot into a retirement home.
 
2021-03-09 2:56:18 AM  

dickrickulous: "oxygen saturating bedding and so forth"

That part is BS.


Why? Anything flammable which contains air will become more flammable when this air has more oxygen in it. Foams and fabrics trap lots of air.
 
2021-03-09 4:17:14 AM  

GalFisk: dickrickulous: "oxygen saturating bedding and so forth"

That part is BS.

Why? Anything flammable which contains air will become more flammable when this air has more oxygen in it. Foams and fabrics trap lots of air.


On the other hand, things which trap lots of air will by definition not allow much air in.

Google tells me that a nasal cannula typically delivers 2 litres of oxygen per minute. Assuming that most of that is exhaled (chummy wouldn't be on oxygen if his lungs worked well) that doesn't seem like a great deal. The CIBSE standard for ventilation is 10 litres per second, so assuming 20% oxygen incoming, the supplementary flow will only increase oxygen levels by 0.8%.

Maybe it's possible that with poor ventilation and high flow rates local oxygen levels could be significantly increased, but it seems a bit unlikely. Extra hot ash (from oxygen-rich exhalation) falling on bed clothes sounds a bit more plausible.
 
2021-03-09 5:53:03 AM  
A Van Buren County man was trying to kill himself slowly by smoking while on home oxygen when a fire claimed his life, saving the taxpayer a large sum of money.

Yeah, I know the US is a backwards third rate country that doesn't even have universal healthcare, but it works better as a joke this way.
 
2021-03-09 6:25:04 AM  

dready zim: A Van Buren County man was trying to kill himself slowly by smoking while on home oxygen when a fire claimed his life, saving the taxpayer a large sum of money.

Yeah, I know the US is a backwards third rate country that doesn't even have universal healthcare, but it works better as a joke this way.


Why does everybody act like you would be completely impossible for cigarette companies to take care of their users?
Do cigarettes really have that small of a margin of profit ?
It's farking leaves people!!!!!!
And if you charge $15 a pack addicts would still pay for it I don't understand why this is such a controversial idea
 
2021-03-09 6:50:37 AM  
Nitrous oxide would have been funnier.
 
2021-03-09 7:03:42 AM  

EL EM: Did not know about oxygen saturating bedding and so forth. Wow, what a new thing to learn.


Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee learned this the hard way.
 
2021-03-09 7:53:25 AM  

dickrickulous: "oxygen saturating bedding and so forth"

That part is BS.


The username is right on target. Thanks Dick.
 
2021-03-09 8:02:19 AM  

waxbeans: dready zim: A Van Buren County man was trying to kill himself slowly by smoking while on home oxygen when a fire claimed his life, saving the taxpayer a large sum of money.

Yeah, I know the US is a backwards third rate country that doesn't even have universal healthcare, but it works better as a joke this way.

Why does everybody act like you would be completely impossible for cigarette companies to take care of their users?
Do cigarettes really have that small of a margin of profit ?
It's farking leaves people!!!!!!
And if you charge $15 a pack addicts would still pay for it I don't understand why this is such a controversial idea


Most of the cost for cigs is probably taxes.  As an aside an acquaintance with COPD burned his mustache clean off and burned his nostrils trying to light a cannabis pipe while still wearing the running nasal cannula. Ouch. The bic lighter became a torch. He has changed to using the vape method.
 
2021-03-09 8:04:59 AM  

Nocrash: waxbeans: dready zim: A Van Buren County man was trying to kill himself slowly by smoking while on home oxygen when a fire claimed his life, saving the taxpayer a large sum of money.

Yeah, I know the US is a backwards third rate country that doesn't even have universal healthcare, but it works better as a joke this way.

Why does everybody act like you would be completely impossible for cigarette companies to take care of their users?
Do cigarettes really have that small of a margin of profit ?
It's farking leaves people!!!!!!
And if you charge $15 a pack addicts would still pay for it I don't understand why this is such a controversial idea

Most of the cost for cigs is probably taxes.  As an aside an acquaintance with COPD burned his mustache clean off and burned his nostrils trying to light a cannabis pipe while still wearing the running nasal cannula. Ouch. The bic lighter became a torch. He has changed to using the vape method.


😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
 
2021-03-09 8:09:45 AM  
I don't know but I've been told
You never come back from Cemetery Road
 
2021-03-09 8:26:34 AM  

dickrickulous: "oxygen saturating bedding and so forth"

That part is BS.


Demonstrations: The Dangers of Oxygen
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2021-03-09 9:35:39 AM  
...like a cigarette should...
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2021-03-09 10:50:28 AM  
 
2021-03-09 11:01:55 AM  
Anyone say "The Aristocrats" yet?
 
2021-03-09 11:21:40 AM  

waxbeans: Do cigarettes really have that small of a margin of profit ?


Yes. The rest is tax.
 
2021-03-09 12:11:48 PM  
This is the kind bs i just can't even.

Should been a mutually exclusive choice.
We won't give you oxygen unless you quit smoking.
Oh wait, sorry i forgot, profits are all that matters, well go right on then then and do whatever as lingo as someone makes money then i guess it's all good then.
 
2021-03-09 12:34:05 PM  
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