LAPTOP awareness information
A family 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 house.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 laptop in the bed.
When the laptop 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 fire.
Arun did not even wake up to make any effort to get out of bed as he died of massive carbon monoxide inhalation. The purpose of this "forward" is to make aware that most of us use our laptop 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 not to use the laptop in bed.
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