Chemical awareness

PA Haz-Mat Incident Requires Bomb Squad Response

  Hazelton Fire Department Fire crews in Pennsylvania responded to a report of a hazardous materials incident in town, and arrived on scene to find a substance that was deemed to be a bomb squad incident, and requested a response from near by Hershey, PA to assess the situation. 11/30/18: HFD was dispatched for a hazardous materials incident at 448 ...

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22 dead in blast outside northern China chemical plant

AP   An explosion outside a chemical plant in northeastern China early Wednesday killed at least 22 people and destroyed scores of vehicles, in the latest challenge to efforts to boost industrial safety in the world’s second-largest economy. The blast occurred just after midnight at a loading area next to the plant operated by the Hebei Shenghua Chemical Industry Co. ...

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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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Woman overcome with Carbon Monoxide, found during welfare check.

Carbon Monoxide

HMN-During a June 28th welfare check, police arrived to a residence in Jackson, New Jersey, and noted hearing an audible CO alarm going off from inside the residence. HAZMAT crew members found many different cleaning chemical containers open inside the residence.  (Central Jersey) JACKSON – A resident was rescued when police officers conducted a check at her home on Wild ...

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Gas kills two workers, while working in a confined space

HMN- According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Release of toxic gas at FirstEnergy’s Bruce Mansfield Power Plant claimed the lives of two workers and injured four others who were repairing a pipe in a confined, underground area at the Beaver County facility, officials said. The accident happened at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to FirstEnergy spokeswoman Stephanie Walton. State police at Beaver have ...

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Chemical weapons destruction testing resumes in Pueblo after November spill discovery

HMN- Officials say they safely resumed their work by destroying 155mm projectiles and chemical weapons, can you imagine this facility is in your first due area? News according to Denver Post .   Testing operations resumed Monday at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, which has been shut down since problems at the high-cost, hazardous materials site, including a 450-gallon spill and ...

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Chemical spill in science lab prompts decontamination

HMN – Chemical spill of bromine creates safety concerns at school lab. Original story from stuff.co Firefighters came from all over Auckland to decontaminate a school’s science lab after a pot of bromine overheated and popped open in the storeroom. Staff at Westlake Boys High School called Takapuna Fire Station on December 6 just after 2pm and the firefighters went to investigate. ...

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Person flown to hospital after propane tank explosion in Pulaski County

HMN-According to WDBJ 7 PULASKI CO., Va. (WDBJ7) One man was airlifted to the hospital after another explosion at Claytor Lake Monday afternoon. It happened as a man re-filled a home’s natural gas tank. The homeowners were put in a hotel Monday night, but thankfully no one else was hurt. The worker has burns on the upper parts of his body ...

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Hazmat ‘Chemical Contamination Incident’ Reported at Waterbury, CT Hospital

HMN- Waterbury, Connecticut. One person is dead after a hazmat incident that occurred Friday. Emergency personnel and Hazmat crews were called to Waterbury Hospital Friday following a report of “chemical contamination incident,” reports Fox61 News. A patient who suffered cardiac arrest was brought into the ER from American Electroplating in Waterbury, and he had a bag marked sodium cyanide in his ...

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