The Pennsylvania Farm Show complex was forced to close the Mid-Atlantic Antique Tractor Super Pull event over the weekend, after extremely high levels of carbon monoxide made tens of people sick. Thereafter, one test showed that the levels were up to four times of what is considered safe. One of these individuals even had to be treated at the hospital, but was released the same day. According to Michael Horst (the city’s Bureau of Fire Battalion Chief), it was caused by the modern fuel that was burning from the antique tractors. Indeed, as soon as these tractors entered the building, the carbon monoxide sensors were ignited. Currently, Harrisburg’s Agriculture Department is looking into what happened and will be filing a report on the matter.
Harrisburg Encounters Excessive Carbon Monoxide Levels
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