Chemical awareness

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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West Virginia community holds HazMat day and collects blasting caps and tear gas among others

HMN-So many local jurisdictions hold “tox-away day” or some other PC name for hazardous waste collection events. Are you involved in those collections, should you be? Seems that it would be a great opportunity to get out and present a public relations message or just awareness of your services. It’s amazing to see first hand what is stored in the residence ...

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Hesston, Kansas plant evacuated after chemical spill sends 6 to hospital

HMN-Polymethylene polyphenyl isocyanate spilled at a plant in south-central Kansas, sending six people to the hospital. HESSTON — A chemical spilled at a plant in south-central Kansas, sending about a half dozen people to the hospital. The Hutchinson News reports that the spill occurred Thursday morning at the GVL Poly Plant in Hesston. Gary Denny, director of emergency management for ...

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Coca-Cola plant chemical spill sends one to hospital

HMN-A dangerous situation was complicated by the injury and rescue of the victim. This story comes from the Times Free Press   A chemical spill at the Coca- Cola plant on Amnicola Highway sent one man to the hospital with serious injuries on Friday, authorities said. A Coca-Cola employee was filling a container with a chlorite solution when something went ...

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