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

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 tobacco company said in a ...

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Mercury From Teeth Fillings Leads To Hazmat Response

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 couple of weeks ago, got ...

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

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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 eight construction workers digging in ...

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4 Dead, 2 Adult, 2 Children After Carbon Monoxide Incident

  cbsnews.com   A tragic story out of Houston, TX over night resulted in the death of 4 people after a Carbon Monoxide Expsoure.   Two children and two adults died from carbon monoxide poisoning Sunday morning in Dallas, firefighters say. CBS Dallas reports Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to an emergency carbon monoxide call around 9:30 a.m. at a house under ...

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Industrial CO2 Leak Prompts Emergency Response At Facility

  Scotia, NY- A CO2 leak occurred at an industrial site in Soctia. A local source reported “2 above ground horizontal tanks holding 70,000 lbs of CO2, The relief valves froze open emptying most of the tanks”.     The following images are from from Scotia Firefighters, IAFF Local #842. We thank them for allowing us to share, all photos ...

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Monday Update: Delaware City Refinery Fire

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Meet the K9 behind the largest fentanyl seizure in U.S history

Insider.com   Yesterday the largest Fentanyl seizure reported at a U.S port of entry in history. Meet the K9 behind the seizure, and the story of exactly how it was done. US Customs and Border Protection agents made a record-breaking seizure of fentanyl and methamphetamine at the Nogales Port of Entry in Arizona on Saturday. A drug-sniffing dog led agents to ...

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Law Enforcement Officer Self Administers Narcan; Haz-Mat Response

WSPA 7   WILLIAMSTON, SC (WSPA) – A Williamston Police officer was taken to the hospital after giving himself Narcan after falling ill taking a suspect to jail. According to Williamston Police Chief Tony Taylor, two officers had gone to a residence to serve an arrest warrant for operating a drug house. One officer was transporting the suspect when he became ill ...

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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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