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Multiple tractor trailers snarl I-26 near Columbia

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(WLTX) The crash occurred on I-26 east at mile marker 106 near St. Andrews Road. The interstate is currently closed on the east side from the scene of the crash until Piney Grove Road. Columbia, SC (WLTX) – Interstate 26 near Columbia is moving again after a crash involving multiple tractor trailers shut it down for several hours late Thursday ...

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OSHA fines Husky refinery for outdated safety procedures and more

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  (Star Tribune) The oil refinery explosion and fire that rocked Superior, Wis., in April could have been prevented if the plant’s equipment had been properly maintained, a federal investigation has found. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration levied an $83,150 fine for 13 violations including outdated safety procedures, failures to address certain hazards, and failed inspections and testing, among ...

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Cleaning fluid spill in Wake Forest

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  WRAL WAKE FOREST, N.C. — A portion of Capital Boulevard is shut down in Wake Forest as authorities respond to a hazmat incident. Authorities said southbound lanes of Capital Boulevard remains between Purnell Road and St. Catherine’s Drive after a tractor-trailer began leaking an cleaning fluid at about 7:30 p.m. Northbound lanes of the road reopened at about 10:45 ...

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Two hospitalized after white powder incident at Ted Cruz office

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  (Weekly Standard) Staffers opened an envelope containing a white powdery substance. A hazardous materials response team was dispatched to Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s campaign office in Houston on Tuesday morning to investigate a mailed envelope that contained a white powdery substance, the campaign confirmed to THE WEEKLY STANDARD. Multiple fire trucks and at least one hazmat truck were spotted ...

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Shoot, Move, Communicate, Survive: HazMat Leadership – PART II

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Shoot, Move, Communicate, Survive: HazMat Leadership – PART II Shoot, Move, Communicate, Survive: HazMat Leadership In our previous installment (PART I) of Shoot, Move, Communicate, Survive we briefly discussed the dynamics and importance of shooting from a HazMat leadership perspective. Shooting (or in our case, HazMat Operations) can be difficult even during training. So consider how much more difficult it ...

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Crews investigate leak from semi on I-70

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    (WHIO) BUTLER TWP. — UPDATE @ 5:30 p.m.: Authorities are continuing their work to identify what chemicals are leaking from more than 100 containers aboard the trailer of a semitrailer now parked on the right shoulder of I-70 East, just east of I-75, in Butler Twp.   Brian Roweh, who said he was driving the big rig from ...

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Tankers full of hot tar separate from truck

  (CTV News) A tanker truck lost its load on the ramp connecting Anthony Henday Drive and Calgary Trail Monday afternoon. Firefighters were called to the scene early in the afternoon. “We arrived to a tanker truck which had rolled down the hill about halfway, and lost about half of its load,” Captain Pete Denbesten said. “The truck itself is ...

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HAZMAT situation shuts down highway 61 in Missouri

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(FOX) PIKE COUNTY, Mo. – The Eolia Community Fire Protection District reports a major hazmat situation on Highway 61. A tractor trailer carrying hazardous material overturned in the northbound lanes and they want to advise motorists to avoid the area. The highway is shut down north of Troy, Mo., between Eolia, Mo. and Bowling Green, Mo. There are no reports of ...

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Victims deconned after Delaware hazmat run

  (ABC) NEWARK, Del. – Officials say two people were injured in a hazmat situation at the University of Delaware in Newark. Firefighters and hazmat crews responded around 1 p.m. Wednesday to Drake Hall, located in the 100 block of Academy Street at the University of Delaware after a report of a hazmat spill on the third floor. Firefighters were ...

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Major gas leak in Waco

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  KWTX WACO, Texas (KWTX) The Waco Fire Department’s hazmat team responded to a major natural gas leak after city workers struck a line around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday. The leak was reported in the 1700 block of Austin Avenue. The area has been blocked off while crews work the scene, and the Library was evacuated as a precaution. Crews are monitoring ...

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