HAZMAT

“Bubbling liquid” exposure lands one worker in hospital

Hazmatnation - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 08:07

HMN-One worker was hospitalized after he came across a hole in the ground filled with a bubbling liquid.  KRIS reports that when HAZMAT located the hole, H2S readings were confirmed. Emergency crews are in the area of Sedwick Road, and Stillwell Lane, near Clarkwood Road in Annaville, for an H2S chemical leak after a worker ...

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Hydrogen Flouride Emergency Response

Hazmatnation - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 14:33

SWS Environmental Services Presents: Hydrogen Fluoride Emergency Response It’s a slow day at the station when a call comes in for a hazardous materials spill at a commercial car wash. Dispatch advises the caller reported the spilled hazmat is corrosive, but they did not give a chemical name. ▪ ERG advises guide 153 – Substances ...

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Dozens of active spills being worked in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

Hazmatnation - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 03:48

HMN-Many agencies are working chemical spills in Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.  Reuters reports that during the hurricane’s duration, 96 reports of oil, chemical, or sewage spills were made across Southeast Texas. The US Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency are assisting Texas state regulators in cleaning dozens of toxic spills from ...

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Chemical incident at Yale now under control

Hazmatnation - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 21:33

HMN-An incident at Yale landed one student in the hospital after a chemical mixture inadvertently spilled on his clothes.  Fox 61 reports that the spill is considered minor. NEW HAVEN — A hazmat incident at Yale University has been brought under control. The New Haven Fire Chief tweeted the incident involving chemicals was under control ...

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Yuba County responds to HAZMAT with extrication needed

Hazmatnation - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 08:08

  HMN-The driver of a tanker in Yuba County after being extricated Thursday morning.  The rollover prompted not only rescue calls,  but HAZMAT as well, as fuel leaked from the tanker.  The Mercury Register provides more. Marysville >> A fuel tanker rolled off the side of Highway 20 outside of Marysville Thursday morning after the ...

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RTFC responds to chemical release at Flint Hills East

Hazmatnation - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 18:40

HMN-RTFC in Corpus Christi responded to reports of a chemical leak at Flint Hills East.  Representatives have not said what the chemical is, but that there are no reported injuries. KRIS has the story. The Refinery Terminal Fire Company is responding to an incident at the Flint Hills East Plant. “Flint Hills Resources Corpus Christi ...

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One killed in Kansas refinery explosion

Hazmatnation - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 09:51

  HMN-A man is dead following a refinery explosion Monday night in Kansas.  According to the AP, the man received second and third degree burns over 80% of his body. It is currently unclear what products were involved at this time.   EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — A man is injured with severe burns following an ...

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Paramedic falls ill after medical call

Hazmatnation - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 14:00

HMN-Global news reports that a paramedic has fallen ill to the point of hospitalization after a drug exposure on a call.  Currently he is in ICU. A Calgary paramedic has fallen critically ill after being exposed to drugs during a call this past week, according to the Alberta Paramedic Association. In a post on Facebook, ...

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