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Atleast 10 injured in Hydrogen Peroxide leak

HMN-Fox 5 is reporting that atleast 10 people have been injured after a hydrogen peroxide leak in Harford County. BELCAMP, Md. (WBFF) – Four people were taken for medical treatment, and at least 10 total reported eye irritation and respiratory symptoms, after a hydrogen peroxide leak in Belcamp, Harford County, early Friday evening Hazmat units responded to Brass Mill Road near ...

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Suspected incendiary device in Marion deemed no hazard

According to Wareham Wicked Local: MARION – A walker on Pumping Station Road this morning discovered a possible incendiary device and alerted local authorities, according to the state Fire Marshal’s office. The state Hazardous Material Response Team initially responded and did not find anything of concern. The State Police Bomb Squad responded and did not find anything explosive. There was ...

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Confined Space Entry for recovery in SC

Confined Space Entry: Greenwood, South Carolina According to the Index-Journal: WARE SHOALS — A hand-spun winch lowered a firefighter 35 feet below the ground late Monday night — into the well where a Ware Shoals man accidentally drowned, according to Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox. Haskell N. Henderson’s body was recovered from the well at about 11:55 p.m. at a ...

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Houston area refinery fire

  HMN-Houston area refinery fire reported Wednesday afternoon.  12 News provided more. HOUSTON – Officials responded to a fire at a LyondellBasell refinery in southeast Houston Wednesday evening. The fire was reported around 7 p.m. at the refinery located at 12000 Lawndale Street. According to LyondellBasell, the fire occurred in a cooling tower. The company said the tower was not ...

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Stormont Vail ER closed after mercury spill

Topeka HazMat – Hazmat incident began late Monday and continued into early Tuesday According to CJOnline.com: Topeka Fire Department crews spent nearly four hours late Monday into early Tuesday cleaning up a hazardous materials spill that temporarily closed the emergency department at a local hospital, authorities said. The fire department’s hazardous materials unit responded around 10:30 p.m. Monday to a ...

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Industrial yard in Australia experiences multiple lpg tank fires

  HMN-Multiple LPG tanks on fire cause havoc in Australian lay down yard.  Adelaidenow provides more.   FIREFIGHTERS have contained a massive fire at an industrial property in Wingfield after witnesses reported hearing explosions in the lead-up to the blaze. Fire crews were alerted to the major fire — which could be seen and smelt across Adelaide — at a ...

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Key Largo Confined Space Update: Officials mum on workers’ deaths

Key Largo Confined Space: Official investigation reports still pending HMN – A firefighter was airlifted to the hospital after unsuccessfully attempting to rescue the victims.  The original story here. BY Theresa Java Free Press Staff According to Java Free Press: KEY LARGO — Six weeks after the deaths of three D.N. Higgins contractors working on a Monroe County roadway and ...

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Chemical leak scare prompts evacuation of dialysis clinic

HazMat San Antonio According to KSAT.com: SAN ANTONIO – A chemical leak scare prompted the evacuation Monday of a dialysis clinic downtown. Several hazmat and fire units responded at 9 a.m. to DaVita Rivercenter Dialysis in the 1100 block of North Main. “And either they got too much of it, or it smelled different than it normally smells,” West said. ...

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Tanker explosion in Niger

Accoring to Yen.com: The disaster has seen close to 15 fire tenders rush to the scene to put out the raging flames as the entire area has been covered with smoke. Meanwhile, the Ghana Fire Service has denied reports that the explosion killed some persons. Deputy Chief Fire Officer in charge of Operations, William Mensah said “We have not seen ...

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