Author Archives: Michael Shedd

Baldwin Park crash: Several lanes closed on EB 10 Freeway after big rig carrying acid overturns

ABC7/KABC A semi-truck carrying a payload of acid overturned Tuesday morning on the 10 Freeway in Baldwin Park, prompting the closure of four eastbound lanes, authorities said.   According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash left the big rig on its side and was reported at 1:39 a.m. Whether anyone was seriously injured was not immediately clear. SIGALERT UPDATE ...

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Gas explosion blows out windows of Upper West Side gym, Haz-Mat Response

              NY Daily News An electrical fire and gas leak led to a blast that shattered the windows of an Upper West Side gym Sunday night, FDNY officials said.   Firefighters had already cleared out the Equinox gym building on Broadway near W. 92nd St. when an explosion blew out the windows on the first ...

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“Catastrophic” Chemical Leak Shuts Down Delaware Memorial Bridge

Traffic Delay NBC The leak of a highly-flammable chemical from a plant next to the Delaware Memorial Bridge forced a shutdown of the dual-span suspension bridge on Sunday creating a traffic nightmare during the travel rush home from the Thanksgiving holiday.   The complete shutdown happened around 5 p.m. Sunday after ethylene oxide began leaking from the Croda Atlas Point ...

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Liquid CO2 Kills Driver in Minnesota Delivery Accident

CDL LIFE   A Minnesota truck driver was found dead in the back of his truck Wednesday morning after a delivery attempt at a local McDonald’s.  The driver quickly became overcome by carbon dioxide when the chemical began leaking from the rear end of his truck.   A Minnesota truck driver was found dead in the back of his truck ...

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Fatal Industrial Accident Involving Cryogenics Claims Life Of 3 Workers

CBC Experts in the cryogenic industry say they are waiting for answers from an Occupational Health and Safety investigation into the deaths of three men last week in an industrial accident.   The workers — aged 31, 34 and 52 — were killed Nov. 15 at Millennium Cryogenic Technologies, an oilfield supply company in the Leduc Business Park. Leduc Mayor Bob Young said ...

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BBC: Inside The Russian Assassination Squad

BBC reports how Russia sent an assassination squad to Salisbury to murder former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia. In the first nerve agent attack in Europe ever, this brazen and reckless attack risked contaminating thousands of people in the public.   With exclusive access to the Salisbury investigation, reporter Jane Corbin hears for the first time from ...

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Suspicious package leaves FedEx worker ill at Hopkins Airport

CLEVELAND – An investigation is underway after a hazmat situation at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Tuesday morning.. Members of the Cleveland Divisions of Police and Fire along with other law enforcement agencies responded to 5071 Postal Drive around 7 a.m. Sources tell the Fox 8 I-Team a FedEx driver got dizzy when he picked up a box and also felt ...

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Hazmatters: Westmoreland County Hazardous Materials Response Team 800

This week’s Hazmatters comes to us from Westmorland County, PA, as Team 800, an all hazards team Team 800 information:  “PA Region 13 covers a population of 3 million over a 9,550 square mile area. There are 706 local Municipalities, 713 Fire Departments, 392 Police Departments, 203 EMS Agencies, 65 Hospitals, 9 State Certified HazMat Teams, and 2 Explosive Teams. ...

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Explosion at Panda Express

KAILUA-KONA — A Panda Express employee was taken to the hospital for burn injuries after a suspected gas explosion around lunchtime Monday at Kona Commons. Several businesses in the Kona Commons area were evacuated because of the explosion. Employees and business patrons were waiting in the parking lot as they watched personnel from the Hawaii Fire and Hawaii Police departments ...

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Amazon Corporation Building Collapse kills 2, HAZ-MAT responds.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Two people were killed when part of an Amazon distribution warehouse collapsed amid severe weather, a spokeswoman for the retail giant said Saturday. The men worked for an outside company and not Amazon, spokeswoman Rachael Lighty said. No one else was injured when severe storms with strong winds tore through Maryland Friday evening, she said. News reports ...

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