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Pesticide Spill Triggers Hazmat Response

HMN-A collision involving a truck hauling pesticides on state Highway 4 in California  triggered a hazardous materials response. BRENTWOOD – A collision involving a truck hauling pesticides on state Highway 4 in Brentwood this morning triggered a hazardous materials response, Contra Costa County hazardous materials officials said. The California Highway Patrol initially received a report at 9:23 a.m. that up ...

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Whats A “Unit” Train?

HMN-If you have never seen a Unit Train or don’t even know the term we are here to help. A unit train is a freight train carrying the same type of commodity, from origin to destination. Depending on the railroad and location, they can be between 65 cars in length and 200 cars (or more). The locomotives pulling the train ...

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What’s New with the 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook

HMN-From our friends at Fire Engineering an article titled “What’s New with the 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook” written by Stephen L. Hermann, the updates in the 2016 ERG are general to the ERG2012, expanded sections and hundreds of technical changes, but no major revisions. How to use this Guidebook” instructions on Page 1 are now in a flowchart (“decision tree” or ...

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Hazmat Spill Shuts Down Spalding Co. Highway

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Pool Chemical Spill, Chain Reaction Crash Close NY Parkway

HMN- According to News4 New York: Cars swerved to avoid a disabled vehicle on a parkway in Westchester, causing a chain reaction crash that ended in a hazardous materials cleanup, police say. Four vehicles crashed as they tried to avoid the disabled vehicle on Sprain Brook Parkway in Greenburgh. One of the vehicles was carrying pool cleaning supplies, which spilled ...

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Rescue efforts underway for 3 railroad employees after trains collide near Panhandle, TX

Update New cell phone video of moments just after the initial impact are available here   HMN- As with most railway incidents this will take some time to sort out and understand what went wrong. However, at this time it’s still an ongoing search and rescue mission. PANHANDLE, TX (KFDA) – UPDATE 12:41 p.m. – Rescue operations are still ongoing at the scene. Residents ...

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Hydrochloric acid leak eats away at the road in Hanover Township, Pennsylvania

HMN- According to local media outlets the tanker was noticed leaking while stopped at a stoplight. Crews discovered it had been leaking while driving and report that if motorist think they have driven in the acid they should consider washing their vehicles with a baking soda soap mixture because it could eat away a vehicles clear coat. No injuries had ...

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Big rig tanker overturns in east Houston

HMN- Its big rig day in the nation. Another roll over of a tanker was reported in Houston. Luckily the truck was reportedly hauling glycerin, a non-toxic food additive. The news report indicated the tank rolled over on a fire hydrant and the additive spilled out during the wreck.   A big rig tanker overturned early Wednesday morning in east Houston, prompting ...

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100 gallons of diesel fuel spills onto Interstate 295 in Chesterfield, Virginia

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HMN- Just like you would think the majority of runs across the nation are fuel spill related. Are you ready for the next one? Do you want to learn more? Check out the podcast below to sharpen up on situations involving DOT 407 tankers, plus many more valuable lessons from the guys! According to Virginia media outlet NBC 12   ...

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Tanker Truck Involved in Fiery 3-Vehicle Crash in Downtown Los Angeles

One person was left critically injured following a fiery three-vehicle crash involving a tanker truck downtown Los Angeles early Monday morning. The collision occurred just before 3:30 a.m. near the intersection of South Central Avenue and East 16th Street, according to Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department. A fire erupted after two cars and a delivery truck carrying ...

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