Chemical awareness

Body found in SUV with note warning of poison

HMN-Monday responders were faced with a cyanide salts incident according to the fayobserver.com ABERDEEN – A hazardous materials team responded to a grocery store parking lot Monday in Aberdeen after a woman’s body was found inside a vehicle allegedly containing cyanide salts, authorities said. The incident started about 11:45 PM when emergency responders were called to the parking lot of the ...

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Moorhead hazmat team responds to acid spill

HMN-Departments from several jurisdictions come together to respond to an acid spill according to The Daily Journal   Several agencies from Otter Tail County, Moorhead and Fergus Falls contained an acid spill at the Otter Tail County Recycling Center Wednesday. Workers at the plant were unloading a plastics roll off container that morning onto the center’s tipping floor for sorting, said ...

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30 people decontaminated at Dallas area high school

HMN- School and fire officials worked together to clear the incident with no injuries. Original story posted by NBCDFW.com . There was a hazmat scare at Prosper High School Thursday afternoon. Officials said a bottle of mercury broke open during a science class. Hazardous materials crews arrived and quickly started the decontamination process in school restrooms for approximately 30 people. “It ...

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HAZMAT INCIDENT CAUSES CONFUSION AND SPECULATION

HMN- Pennsylvania. A former garment factory was the scene of a hazmat incident that had personnel trying to determine what the chemical leaking from a drum in the basement was. “And then everyone started running and for a little while no one knew what was going on. Then a firefighter came inside and said everyone out, get in you cars and ...

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Teen hospitalized after air freshener causes car explosion

HMN- Chemical awareness is a must in such a confined space. Did you know that some products use propane as aerosol. In the U.S., the most common aerosol propellants are liquefied gases, usually naturally occurring hydrocarbons such as propane or butane. Approximately 10 percent of today’s aerosols use compressed gases, such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen, or even compressed air as ...

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Hotel guests sprayed with noxious substance

HMN- This story comes to the nation from our friends in Ontario, Canada.     Hotel guests had a noxious substance sprayed at them when they answered their door in the middle of the night. The knock came shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday to a room at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel. The fire department’s hazardous materials response team was called in ...

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7 sent to hospital after chlorine leak at industrial facility

HMN-According to Channel News Asia  a one-tonne cylinder of chlorine gas was the cause. Take the time now to review the locations in your jurisdiction that use these.     SINGAPORE: Seven people were taken to hospital after a chlorine gas leak at an industrial facility at Jalan Samulun on Sunday (Sep 4), the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said. According to ...

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Pool acid leaking through package leads to evacuation at post office

HMN- Bozeman, Montana Hazmat crew confirmed, that the chemicals and liquids leaking, were pool chemicals. The package from Big Sky was delivered to the post office around 4:30 pm on August 19th. The driver noticed that while in transit liquid had been leaking from a package, and was actually eating away at the the delivery truck. Workers in the loading dock of the post office ...

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At least two injured after vapour accidentally released at Melbourne school science fair

HMN- According to 9 News Melbourne three people were taken to the hospital. A child and parent are in a stable condition after a HAZMAT incident during a school science fair in Aspendale. Students at Aspendale Gardens Primary School were conducting a science experiment this morning when a unplanned reaction occurred, the Country Fire Authority (CFA) said. “As part of ...

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Insecticide sickens residents in Bensenville apartments

HMN-Proper use and chemical awareness are always factors in the safe application of household products. Six people became sick and had to be evacuated from their Bensenville, Illinois  apartment building Monday after an insecticide fogger was used inside the building. Four firefighters who responded to the scene also fell ill. Bensenville Fire Protection District Chief Michael Spain said emergency crews were ...

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