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Deaths of Princess Anne Family Prompt New State Regulations

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Police tape is shown around the home of Rodney Todd, whose body, along with those of his seven children were found in April 2015. (Photo: WBOC file) Police tape is shown around the home of Rodney Todd, whose body, along with those of his seven children were found in April 2015. (Photo: WBOC file)

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP)- After a family of eight was killed by carbon monoxide poisoning at their Princess Anne home, new requirements for electricity service termination are in effect.
    
Since Monday, utility providers are required to contact an occupant in person or by posted notice at the premise upon the termination of alleged meter tampering or hazardous conditions at the structure.
    
A utility also must inform occupants of a dwelling about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning from portable generators, and about energy assistance.
    
In April 2015, Princess Anne police found Rodney Todd and his seven children dead inside their home from carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator inside their kitchen. They were poisoned in their sleep.
    
Prior to the deaths, the power company discovered a stolen meter and cut off electricity to their home.

Read the new regulations here.

Along with new power regulations, the death of eight people in Princess Anne last spring also led to news laws at the state level.  The state of Maryland adopted new laws that require carbon monoxide detectors in all rental properties.

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