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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Laptop could be a risk..

A couple in Mequon lost their 25 year old son Arun Gopal in a freak fire accident at home June 4th. This is exactly what happened. Arun had
graduated with MBA from University of Wisconsin-Madison just two weeks
earlier and had came home from the campus for a day.

He had lunch with his dad at home and decided to go back to to clean up
his room at the campus.However,his dad told him to wait and see his
mother before returning to the campus as she was due back from work in a
couple of hours. He decided to take a snooze while waiting for his mom
while his dad went out.

Neighbors called 911 when they saw black smoke coming out of the
The 25 year old Arun died in the three year old house. It took several days
of investigation to find out the cause of the fire. It was determined
that the fire was caused by lap top in the bed.

When the lap top is on the bed, the area below it is blocked and the
cooling fan does not get air to cool it and that is what caused the

Arun did not even wake up to make any effort to get out of bed as he
died of massive carbon monoxide inhalation.

The fact is to make aware that most of us use our lap top in bed and
often go to sleep with it next to us.
Please make it a practice not to do that.

The risk is very real. Make it a rule either not to use the lap
top in bed. Please be very careful !!


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