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Confined space rescue successful at San Diego shipyard

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  HMN-According to authorities the employee working inside the confined space suffered a medical emergency and needed extrication. When you respond to confined space situations as this one, does your crew generally don fresh air, as a precaution? What kind of air monitoring is your team prepared to do in this type situation? (Fox 5 San Diego)   SAN DIEGO ...

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A Florida man is deceased after a tragic Carbon Monoxide incident

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  HMN-Firefighters responded to the home and ultimately transported the man to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.   (WFTV) APOPKA, Fla. – An Apopka man died after his mobile home filled with carbon monoxide gas, according to Orange County Fire Rescue. Firefighters transported the man to Florida Hospital Apopka around 5 p.m. from the mobile home on Lambing ...

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Gas explosion sends people running for lives as flames shoot from the street

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HMN-5 people who were originally reported as missing have now been located. (SF Chronicle) Four buildings caught fire Wednesday afternoon after an explosion occurred near San Francisco’s Inner Richmond District, officials said. The incident was reported just before 1:30 p.m. at Hong Kong Lounge II near the intersection of Geary Boulevard and Parker Avenue when eight construction workers digging in ...

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Natural gas line causes industrial fire at Ohio refinery

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HMN-The Toledo refinery processes chemicals like Toluene.  Initially, crews believed the fire began in an on-site railcar.   (ABC) OREGON, Ohio (WTVG) – Fire in a line of the chemical Toluene at the Toledo Refinery in Oregon forced crews to evacuate nearby homes Sunday night. According to Oregon police and fire dispatch crews initially believed they were responding to a ...

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Residents urged to change air filters after water plant chemical spill

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HMN-A Hydrated Lime release caused a dust cloud to spread across a nearby area. (WAFB) LAFAYETTE, LA (WAFB) – An evacuation order issued for areas surrounding the Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) North Water Plant following a minor chemical spill Sunday night was lifted Monday afternoon. LUS officials say a small amount of hydrated lime was released from the LUS North ...

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1 hospitalized after Bellevue HAZMAT incident

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  (Trib Live) At least one person was taken to a hospital Tuesday morning after garbage collectors in Bellevue found an unknown substance making people ill, according to Bellevue police. The incident was reported about 8:40 a.m. in the 500 block of Forest Avenue. The Allegheny County Hazmat unit was called to the scene. Bellevue police weren’t immediately available for ...

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4 Dead, 2 Adult, 2 Children After Carbon Monoxide Incident

  cbsnews.com   A tragic story out of Houston, TX over night resulted in the death of 4 people after a Carbon Monoxide Expsoure.   Two children and two adults died from carbon monoxide poisoning Sunday morning in Dallas, firefighters say. CBS Dallas reports Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to an emergency carbon monoxide call around 9:30 a.m. at a house under ...

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Industrial CO2 Leak Prompts Emergency Response At Facility

  Scotia, NY- A CO2 leak occurred at an industrial site in Soctia. A local source reported “2 above ground horizontal tanks holding 70,000 lbs of CO2, The relief valves froze open emptying most of the tanks”.     The following images are from from Scotia Firefighters, IAFF Local #842. We thank them for allowing us to share, all photos ...

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H2S levels high after one found dead on party cruise

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HMN-Initial reports by fire crews showed no harmful levels, however a HAZMAT team follow up showed elevated levels of Hydrogen Sulfide. Sydney Morning Herald Hazardous material teams recorded “extremely hazardous” levels of hydrogen sulfide in a toilet cubicle of a luxury cruise vessel in the hours after a woman’s body was found on Saturday afternoon. The woman, who can now ...

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Monday Update: Delaware City Refinery Fire

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