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Chemical leak at Boston hotel

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(WHDH) BOSTON (WHDH) – A hazardous materials team was called to a hotel in East Boston on Friday morning due to a chemical leak, officials said. Crews responding to Embassy Suites at 207 Porter St. for a Level 2 hazmat incident found Hydrogen Peroxide leaking on a penthouse roof, according to the Boston Fire Department. The ninth and tenth floors of ...

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“Mother of Satan” bomb parts found in Lake Helen home.

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  (DBNJ) Acting on a tip, Lake Helen police went to 292 W. Pennsylvania Ave. at 3:30 p.m. where they found the chemical triacetone triperoxide, which is known as TATP. They also discovered other bomb-making materials, police Chief Mike Walker said. “He tried to explain to us that he was making his own version of a firework,” Walker said. Lake ...

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7 arrested after Chinese chemical spill

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(SCMP) Seven people have been arrested in southeast China for their roles in the chemical leak that put 52 people in hospital and cost local fisherman millions of dollars in lost revenue. The incident happened on November 4 when a tube carrying a mix known as C9 aromatics from a petrochemical firm to a tanker came loose, spilling about 7 ...

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Three dead in confined space incident

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HMN-Three deaths occurred after entering one of the holds of the Apollo Kita. (Maritime Executive) Three crewmembers of the timber carrier Apollo Kita died Friday while working in one of the vessel’s holds. The suspected cause of death was asphyxiation. While the Kita was under way off Ishigakijima, bound for Osaka with a load of wood, the three crewmembers entered ...

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Overcome by fumes, engineer found lifeless in metal tanker

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HMN-In a tragic confined space incident, a young engineer was found lifeless in the bottom of a tank. (ABC)   “My son died for no reason, he didn’t deserve to die like that.” Eyes bloodshot, Xiancong Wu’s face is drained of colour. His wife, Guojuan, is slumped sobbing by his side, overcome by grief. Just a few weeks have passed ...

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Suspicious package leaves FedEx worker ill at Hopkins Airport

CLEVELAND – An investigation is underway after a hazmat situation at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Tuesday morning.. Members of the Cleveland Divisions of Police and Fire along with other law enforcement agencies responded to 5071 Postal Drive around 7 a.m. Sources tell the Fox 8 I-Team a FedEx driver got dizzy when he picked up a box and also felt ...

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NJ crews respond to gas explosion

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  HMN-Multiple homes and buildings have been evacuated. (NBC) What to Know Multiple homes were evacuated in Lakewood, New Jersey, Monday morning after a fire and possible gas explosion Chopper 4 showed intense orange flames leaping from what appeared to be a backyard; trees and other homes were nearby No injuries were reported Multiple buildings were evacuated in an Ocean ...

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Pipeline explosion reported in Texas

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  HMN-The Sutton County Sheriffs Department has confirmed a pipeline explosion this evening in Texas. It is reported on their Facebook page that there are two known injuries at this time, one major. Create Life Saving Experiences with HAZSIM.  Click HERE for more information. Ready for your free quote? Submit HERE.

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Colorado hospital trains for Hazmat exposures

  (WesternSlopeNow) GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Community Hospital held an emergency preparedness exercise for their staff Wednesday morning. “These type of emergency preparedness drills are really important for healthcare organizations, Community Hospital tries to do them every one to two years,” said Community Hospital Communications Director Karen Martsolf. The exercise was set up to test the capabilities of the hospital’s ...

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