Chemical awareness

Freon leak at funeral home sends two to the hospital

  HMN-A freon leak in a Fort Worth, Texas area funeral home sends two to the hospital.  The leak is believed to have started in one of the funeral homes large refrigeration units.  The Fort Worth HAZMAT team responded and confirmed high levels of the chemical leaking.  The Star-Telegram has the latest. FORT WORTH The fire department responded to a ...

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Orlando Hazmat & Pool Chemical Spill

You HMN- While The Orlando hazmat team neutralized chemicals, the extrication team wore bunker gear and SCBA. The pool chemicals were brought to neutral and then washed away. Details and story provided by the Orlando Sentinel    Hazmat crews shut down a portion of Conroy Road at the Interstate 4 ramp this morning after pool chemicals spilled onto the street ...

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Municipal H2S incident leaves two brothers dead

  HMN-Earlier this week we discussed industrial H2S response, however this threat is present in the municipal world as well.  One common source of H2S, is sewer systems.  Independent.ie brings us details from June 2015, where two brothers were killed after an H2S exposure in a confined space. TWO brothers overcome by fumes while working in an underground sewer died of ...

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Industrial fire familiarization: Hydrogen Sulfide

Industrial fire familiarization: Hydrogen Sulfide       HMN-Hydrogen sulfide, or H2S, is a common threat in our industrial environment. Most are taught about the rotten egg smell, and ability to dull the olfactory sense in large doses, but do we really understand it’s presence in our processes? What exactly is it? H2S is a colorless, flammable, extremely hazardous gas ...

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Propane Destroys Fuggettoboutit: Tuckerton food truck explodes

HMN- A propane leak is to blame for yet another explosive situation leaving a business destroyed. With an expansion ratio of 270/1 it wouldn’t take much to make a bad situation worse. The gas air mixtures are explosive and will always seek an ignition source. Liquid propane is extremely efficient as a cooking and heating fuel as well as having ...

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HAZMAT teams respond to hydrochloric acid spill in Laurel, Miss

HMN-With a cloud of hydrochloric acid in the air, crews responded to a serious situation. What tools do you stock on your apparatus to deal with liquid spills? What are your first due considerations? All questions to ask now, before you’re pulling up to the incident!   “LAUREL, MS (WDAM) – Hazmat crews are still on the scene of a ...

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This Sucks: Woman vacuuming gasoline sparks explosion!

HMN-No matter how many times you’re told to be careful sometimes you’re just not. Original story posted by Florida Today  with video of the incident. TITUSVILLE, Fla. – Surveillance cameras at Shuttle Car Wash on Cheney Highway captures a potentially life-threatening situation, The Titusville car wash owner Billy Barnwell says that at 5 p.m. Monday, an unknown woman vacuumed gasoline from the ...

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Refinery fire extinguished in Edmonton

HMN-The Imperial oil refinery reported a fire this morning around 5:30 AM according to CBC News. “Officials with Imperial Oil said the”small fire” began at the asphalt loading area on the eastern side of the Strathcona Refinery property early Thursday morning. The fire was quickly extinguished and the all-clear given to resume operations was given at 7 a.m.” The 187,000 ...

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Propane Fire At Festy Grounds In Nelson County, Virginia

HMN- News according to the Blue Ridge Life    Arrington Nelson County, Virginia The investigation into what happened Sunday afternoon at The Festy where a large fire broke out after a propane tank either exploded or released fuel that cause a chain reaction fire to other nearby vendors and vehicles. According to eyewitness reports a funnel cake truck’s propane tank exploded causing ...

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Formaldehyde leak in cargo hold of Alaska Airlines flight leaves passengers without luggage

HMN-According to the Alaska Dispatch News. Buckets packed with fish and formaldehyde leaked in the cargo hold of an Alaska Airlines flight from Barrow to Fairbanks Friday, forcing the airline to hold more than 100 pieces of passenger luggage while they are tested for contamination, a company representative said Sunday. The chemical spill happened on Flight 55 from Barrow to ...

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