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2 injured in giant meth lab explosion (Video)

Hazmatnation - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 20:04

HMN-Video shows a large meth lab explosion in Memphis.   (News 965) Two people were injured when a home in the Nutbush area exploded after catching fire Wednesday evening. “I was just four streets over doing my yard and I heard a loud boom and the next thing I know I hear fire trucks coming,” ...

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1 injured with chemical burns; building evacuated

Hazmatnation - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 14:11

(NBC Boston) One person was taken to a hospital after suffering from chemical burns at a biomed processing facility in Milford, Massachusetts. The incident prompted a Tier 2 hazmat response, which resulted in the Fortune Boulevard building’s evacuation late Friday morning, according to the state’s Fire Marshal’s Office. It is unclear how many have been ...

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Sunnyvale officer hospitalized after possible fentanyl exposure

Hazmatnation - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 08:41

The Mercury News    SUNNYVALE — A Sunnyvale police officer was in stable condition after he was overcome by possible fentanyl exposure while handling a suspect’s drug package Wednesday night, authorities said. The accidental drug release prompted an overnight evacuation of Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety headquarters. Six other officers were taken to the hospital for ...

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Purple water in San Diego?

Hazmatnation - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 08:33

HMN-Purple water near San Diego had responders out in full force this weekend. San Diego Union Tribune A resident’s report about a creek in Westwood flowing with bright purple water on Sunday afternoon led to a response by several city departments in order to investigate and clean it up. City of San Diego spokesman Anthony ...

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Law Enforcement Officials seize estimated $1.7 million in heroin, fentanyl in Kensington drug bust

Hazmatnation - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 18:29

Fox 29   PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) – Philadelphia Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced on Thursday the results of a successful operation to thwart a large drug trafficking operation in Kensington. The joint operation dubbed the “Kensington Initiative,” saw 160 officers and agents participate in the execution of search warrants at 13 residences and 15 vehicles. The narcotics seized by ...

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New York oil well fire

Hazmatnation - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 07:55

  (Bradford Era)   An oil well fire that lit the sky and surrounding hillsides in the town of Allegany, N.Y.,  early Tuesday morning was fought by several fire departments and resulted in an oil spill of 150 gallons, reported fire department officials from the Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services. A press release from ...

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Ottawa County responds to chemical ingestion with intent to self harm

Hazmatnation - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 05:13

(WZZM) ALLENDALE, Michigan — ALLENDALE, Mich. – Authorities in Allendale are investigating a haz-mat situation in Allendale. According to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, shortly before 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11 emergency responders were called to a residence in the Boulder Ridge development in Allendale Township, on reports that there was hazardous materials inside. ...

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RJ Reynolds Tobacco calls in HAZMAT team after explosion in Winston-Salem laboratory

Hazmatnation - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 17:47

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — R.J. Reynolds Tobacco called in a HAZMAT team after an explosion in Winston-Salem. According to fire crews on the scene, a mixture of chemicals caused a pressure explosion in a laboratory at 950 Reynolds Boulevard. “We had an incident in an on-site contractor’s lab where a chemical interaction caused a minor explosion,” the ...

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Confined space welding tragedy; How can we do better?

Hazmatnation - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 05:24

(The Conversation) HMN-Are we as safety professionals becoming too relaxed during situations like this confined space welding instance? Dillon Wu died alone inside a metal tank. It is believed he was asphyxiated by argon gas, used in arc-welding steel. He is the youngest employee to die in a recent run of deaths in confined spaces. ...

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UPDATE: Cause of refinery explosion under investigation; one still hospitalized

Chemical Incidents in the News - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 10:42
said the refinery works through local first responders to ensure the safety of their residents. In fact, many police and fire departments
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Mercury From Teeth Fillings Leads To Hazmat Response

Hazmatnation - Sat, 02/09/2019 - 21:43

CBS4 Boston    According to the Fall River Fire Department, a 51-year-old man tried to melt dental fillings, thinking they were silver. Actually, they were mercury. According to the Fall River’s district fire chief, the man’s grandfather was a dentist, and he got old fillings from him. Apparently, the man tried melting the fillings a ...

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Judge orders CSB to disclose chemical emissions from accidents

Hazmatnation - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 01:13

(The Washington Post) In a lawsuit filed after Hurricane Harvey, a federal judge has ordered the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board to force the disclosure of chemical emissions resulting from accidents. More than 1,000 industrial chemical accidents take place every year. The biggest include the explosions that killed 15 people at a fertilizer plant ...

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Nitric acid spill causes evacuation of 25 workers

Hazmatnation - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 01:06

  HMN-One of the employees was sent to the hospital with unknown injuries before firefighters arrived. (SF Gate) SANTA ROSA (BCN) A nitric acid spill early Wednesday afternoon caused the evacuation of 25 employees from two businesses in southwest Santa Rosa, the Santa Rosa Fire Department said. One of the employees went to a hospital ...

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One injured after incompatible chemical mixture at The Current

Hazmatnation - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 00:58

  HMN-The chemical mixture was found to be incompatible, however the names of the chemicals have not been released. (KWQC) Davenport Fire Marshal Jim Morris says around 10:15 a.m., an employee inadvertently mixed two chemicals together, those two chemicals were not compatible and caused a smell that was contained to that room. The building was ...

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21 homes evacuated after unknown gas found in Maryland storm drain

Hazmatnation - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 23:40

HMN-Baltimore County fire officials stated that the evacuation came after an unknown odor tipped them off to the hazmat release. (WBAL TV)   Baltimore County Fire officials said 21 homes in Halethorpe were evacuated following reports of an unknown odor in the area. Fire officials said crews responded shortly after 6 p.m. to a home ...

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Confined space rescue successful at San Diego shipyard

Hazmatnation - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 23:26

  HMN-According to authorities the employee working inside the confined space suffered a medical emergency and needed extrication. When you respond to confined space situations as this one, does your crew generally don fresh air, as a precaution? What kind of air monitoring is your team prepared to do in this type situation? (Fox 5 ...

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A Florida man is deceased after a tragic Carbon Monoxide incident

Hazmatnation - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 17:09

  HMN-Firefighters responded to the home and ultimately transported the man to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.   (WFTV) APOPKA, Fla. – An Apopka man died after his mobile home filled with carbon monoxide gas, according to Orange County Fire Rescue. Firefighters transported the man to Florida Hospital Apopka around 5 p.m. from ...

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Gas explosion sends people running for lives as flames shoot from the street

Hazmatnation - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 16:46

HMN-5 people who were originally reported as missing have now been located. (SF Chronicle) Four buildings caught fire Wednesday afternoon after an explosion occurred near San Francisco’s Inner Richmond District, officials said. The incident was reported just before 1:30 p.m. at Hong Kong Lounge II near the intersection of Geary Boulevard and Parker Avenue when ...

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Natural gas line causes industrial fire at Ohio refinery

Hazmatnation - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:16

HMN-The Toledo refinery processes chemicals like Toluene.  Initially, crews believed the fire began in an on-site railcar.   (ABC) OREGON, Ohio (WTVG) – Fire in a line of the chemical Toluene at the Toledo Refinery in Oregon forced crews to evacuate nearby homes Sunday night. According to Oregon police and fire dispatch crews initially believed ...

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Residents urged to change air filters after water plant chemical spill

Hazmatnation - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 10:43

HMN-A Hydrated Lime release caused a dust cloud to spread across a nearby area. (WAFB) LAFAYETTE, LA (WAFB) – An evacuation order issued for areas surrounding the Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) North Water Plant following a minor chemical spill Sunday night was lifted Monday afternoon. LUS officials say a small amount of hydrated lime was ...

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