Author Archives: Michael Shedd

4 injured in trench collapse at industrial site; 1 subject still missing after 1 worker rescued from trench.

ABC 11 DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) — A rescue is underway after a trench collapsed at a construction site at Brier Creek on Wednesday, according to Durham Fire Department. Chopper11 HD flew over the scene at 4209 Corners Parkway near TW Alexander and Glenwood Avenue to see multiple fire trucks and dozens of firefighters working at the scene. Durham Fire Department ...

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More than 50 injured after Delta jet dumps fuel on L.A. schools during midair emergency

NBC    By Doha Madani Scores of people were exposed to jet fuel or fumes on Tuesday when a Delta flight was forced to dump fuel over a Los Angeles schoolyard and school buildings during an emergency shortly after departing Los Angeles International Airport. At least 20 children were treated for minor injuries after being exposed to the jet fuel, according ...

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North Charleston Train derailment leaves multiple rail cars off it’s track, emergency crews on scene investigating

News2  NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Crews are working on a train derailment that happened early Tuesday morning in North Charleston. Several of the train cars were knocked off the track near Rivers Avenue and Durant Avenue. Officers with the North Charleston Police Department assisted in directing traffic in the area, according to Deputy Chief Scott Deckard. We are told ...

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Chlorine tanker overturns releasing “several thousand gallons” of chlorine into near by reservoir

KUSI SPRING VALLEY (KUSI) – Several thousand gallons of chlorine spilled from an overturned chemical tanker trailer at a Spring Valley pool supply business Monday, creating an environmental hazard but causing no reported ill health effects on the part of anyone exposed to the toxin. The accident in the 10600 block of Jamacha Boulevard was reported about 6:45 a.m., according ...

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Union County Haz-Mat Local 99 Update on Fork Lift Fire that spread to multiple intermodal vessels prompting full team recall

The following is an update to a story we brought to you as it developed. A fork lift fire at a New Jersey chemical storage facility that spread to multiple intermodal vessels that were stacked both vertically and horizontally prompted a full recall of the Union County Haz-Mat Team after involving multiple vessels in heavy fire. Find the original story ...

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Fork lift fire spreads to near by chemical storage site at New Jersey facility

Daily Voice A two-alarm fire that started on a fork lift quickly spread to nearby chemical tanks Friday in Linden. Firefighters were dispatched to Linden Bulk at 4200 Tremley Point Road around 9:15 a.m., Linden police said. Workers from several surrounding buildings left the area due to the heavy smoke conditions before the fire was extinguished, just after 10 a.m., ...

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Overturned Propane truck prompts evacuations, flaring operations

wsoc   IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — About 700 gallons of propane had to be burned off a tanker truck Tuesday after a crash in Iredell County, fire officials said. Union Grove Fire and Rescue responded to Trumpet Branch Road near Eupeptic Springs Road. In photos, the truck that was carrying 700 gallons of propane could be seen on its side. Nearby ...

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Petroleum warehouse ‘full of 55-gallon drums, 200-gallon totes’ burns; closes Nord Avenue

Oroville Register  CHICO — A fire that burned a warehouse holding about 14,000 gallons of fuel shut down Nord Avenue for hours Tuesday morning as firefighters battled the blaze. The Chico Fire Department and Cal Fire-Butte County responded shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday to a call about a commercial building fully engulfed in flames. The fire was seen from The ...

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Plane Crash in Maryland damages residences, reports of people missing and 1 fatality reported. College Park/PG County Haz-Mat unit on scene

WTOP   Prince George’s County Police confirmed on Sunday afternoon that a small plane crashed in a neighborhood near the intersection of Good Luck Road and Auburn Avenue in New Carrollton, Maryland. Prince George’s County Fire and Maryland State Police confirmed the pilot of the single-engine plane died in the crash. He has not yet been identified. Mark Brady, the county’s ...

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Over $2 Million worth of THC wax seized during traffic stops by Illinois Sheriff Office

Fox32 WILL COUNTY, Ill. – Police confiscated over $2 million worth of THC oil and wax over the course of two days in southwest suburban Will County, according to sheriff’s office estimates. Sheriff’s deputies stopped Aubrey Honeycutt, a 32-year-old Michigan woman, on Dec. 20 after they saw her speeding and changing lanes without a signal, the Will County sheriff’s office ...

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