Author Archives: Michael Shedd

5 workers hospitalized after hydrofluoric acid leak at refinery near Delaware

DelawareOnline   Five people working at a Pennsylvania energy plant less than two miles from Claymont were hospitalized after a chemical leak occurred Wednesday morning.  The contract workers’ conditions were not available Wednesday, but they were being treated at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pennsylvania. Hydrofluoric acid is hydrogen fluoride when dissolved in water, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The chemical, even ...

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CSX train derails on Jacksonville’s Northside, Haz-Mat Teams Conducting Assessments

News4JAX   JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A CSX train derailed Sunday night near the Busch plant on Jacksonville’s Northside.  A major cleanup was underway Monday as eight rail cars, two of which were carrying ethanol, went off the tracks around 10 p.m. at Main Street North and Busch Drive, CSX reported. CSX representatives said no one was injured in the incident and there are no ...

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6 hospitalized after high levels of carbon monoxide at nursing home

WGN9 GLENVIEW, Ill. — At least six people were hospitalized Wednesday evening due to high levels of carbon monoxide at a Glenview nursing home. First responders reportedly evacuated an entire wing at the Glenview Terrace Nursing Home at 1511 Greenwood Ave.  There is no word on what caused the carbon monoxide leak.The investigation is ongoing.No further information was provided.   Create Life ...

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Deputy Exposed To Possible Fentanyl After Conducting Field Testing

WTXL   MARIANNA, Fla. (WTXL) – A deputy was taken to the hospital after being exposed to Fentanyl during an arrest. Wanda Mercer, of Greenwood, Florida was arrested by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. On Tuesday, deputies responded to the Goodwill Store located at 2800 Hwy 71 in Marianna, Florida in reference to a shoplifting call.  When deputies arrived on scene, they were told ...

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8 people suffer carbon monoxide poisoning at Bell Gardens home; 2 children critical

ABC7 BELL GARDENS, Calif. (KABC) — Two children were in critical condition after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning at a Bell Gardens home. Authorities responded to a home in the 5500 block of Clara Street around 9:17 a.m. When authorities arrived they found five adults and three children. Two of the children were rushed to a hospital in critical condition, while ...

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”Mass Overdose” Incident results in 12 subjects transported, Leaves 1 dead, 4 in critical condition. Law enforcement investigation underway

WYFF4   Local law enforcement are reporting one person has died and four others are in critical condition following what they are calling a “mass overdose”. CHICO, Calif. — One man has died and four are in critical condition following apparent drug overdoses at a house in California, the Enterprise-Record newspaper reported. A dozen people were taken out of the Chico home ...

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Chlorine Leak Reported In Eastern Georgia Train Derailment, Evacuations Underway

Fox54 / wrdw.com  A Haz-Mat team from the City of Augusta Fire Department is currently preforming damage assessments on a train derailment in Jefferson County, GA where an active Chlorine Leak was reported post derailment.   Local reporters are reporting a chlorine gas smell, and a “fog effect” in the air.  This incident comes on the final hours of the 14th ...

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Unknown White Powder Incident At Wal-Mart; Multiple Victims Exposed, Haz-Mat Investigating

KHQ Details are limited at this time on an ongoing incident at a Spokane, Washington Wal-Mart involving cash, and a reported white powder incident.  As of posting 5 people have been transported by EMS from the scene. SPOKANE, Wash. — The Walmart in North Spokane on Colton was evacuated Sunday evening after the discovery of some suspicious white powder. Fire ...

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Graniteville 14 Years Later: Lessons Learned, And Lives Remembered

  On the early morning hours of January 6th, 2005 the lives of thousands would change forever. With  hundreds hospitalized, thousands evacuated from their homes, 9 people died as a result of the accident.   There have been many learning lessons since the disaster from better understanding the incident management system, to resource ordering, accountability and initial response considerations.  With ...

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Gas Main, Street Collapse Reported

nbcnewyork.com     Utilities, FDNY Units are Responding to a reported street collapse and water main leak after a line was struck.   Con Edison and FDNY crews are responding to a report of a water main pipe rupture and street collapse in Queens after a gas main was struck, according to the FDNY. The gas issue near Northern Boulevard and 114th ...

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