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Industrial Fire Familiarization: FDIC 2017

  Industrial Fire Familiarization: FDIC 2017 This year, I have been given the amazing opportunity to attend FDIC 2017 in Indianapolis. It will be my first time experiencing the event, and I’m looking forward to it greatly. As both an industrial, and municipal responder, I want to try and get in as much as possible to help me in both ...

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VIPER Hazmat Team responds to butanol leak, one injured

HMN- Delaware County, Indiana the Muncie Star Press reported a contractor working at a clean up site was exposed to a unknown chemical as they were digging 55 gallon barrels out of the ground. A heavy equipment operator had crushed a unmarked barrel which sprayed the cab of the equipment with the substance. The operator was overcame by fumes and ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Most dangerous jobs

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Dangerous industrial jobs Life inside a modern refinery can be a dangerous place. Some of the jobs that we see on a daily basis can make even the most seasoned HAZMAT vet squirm. After talking to a few of my colleagues, I compiled a list of 4 of the most dangerous jobs we see out in the plants today, in ...

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Oklahoma industrial tank battery explosion kills 1

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  Industrial tank explosion kills 1   HMN-One person is dead at an industrial tank battery site in Oklahoma. According to KOCO.com , an employee was at the site checking the well. One person died Wednesday after an explosion at a tank battery site near Waukomis. The explosion was reported around 6:45 p.m. about 3 miles west of Waukomis. Deputies ...

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HazMat Virginia – Hazmat team responds to ammonia leak

    HazMat Virginia According to The Progress Index: HOPEWELL, Virginia- A leak of ammonia from a manufacturing facility near downtown Hopewell brought a regional hazardous materials ( HazMat)  team to the city on Thursday evening. According to an alert from city officials, the leak occurred around 6:30 p.m. at a facility owned by Airgas in the 100 block of ...

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House Passes RESPONSE Act to Enhance Hazmat Training for Emergency Responders

HMN- RESPONSE Act of 2016 was approved according to ajot.com Washington, DC – The House of Representatives today approved the RESPONSE Act of 2016 (S. 546), a bill to enhance emergency responder training for incidents involving hazardous materials rail transportation. “Rail safety is critical to the transport of goods and services through our country,” said U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), Chairman ...

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14-Year-Old Suffers Chemical Burns at Edgewater Home

Update : Reports from the scene indicate possible mixing of sulfuric drain cleaner and baking soda causing the reaction. Hazmat crews neutralized remaining product and cleared scene. It is believed that this incident was cause by accident. HMN- A 14 year old boy was injured in a chemical experiment at his home on Monday. Original content from Patch.com    EDGEWATER, MD ...

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Investigation begins into chlorine leaks at water facility

HMN-News from the Rome Sentinel    The city’s Hazardous Materials Team responded to the scene to clean up the spills at the facility on Stokes-Lee Center Road in the Town of Lee. In the first case, two workers were hospitalized for possible exposure to chlorine but were released without health concerns. No one was harmed or hospitalized in the second ...

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Residents of Minnesota town return home after derailment

HMN- News Update from Tribune ELLENDALE, MINN. Nearly all residents of the small southern Minnesota town of Ellendale have been allowed to return home after a train derailed and spilled hazardous chemicals. A Friday afternoon update from the Union Pacific Railroad says with the exception of one homeowner within 400 feet of the site, the evacuation had been lifted. The ...

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