Homes evacuated after HAZMAT incident in Myerstown, PA


  HMN-Homes have been evacuated after a HAZMAT incident in Myerstown, PA.  The incident involved a fire that produced a toxic orange smoke according to Abc27.   MYERSTOWN, Pa. (WHTM) – Homes and businesses within a half-mile of a waste management plant in Lebanon County were evacuated Monday afternoon for a hazardous materials incident. Gary Verna, chief of the county’s ...

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Bienville Parish firefighters battle multiple tank fires

        HMN-Bienville Parish, LA Firefighters battled multiple tank fires after a lightning strike set them ablaze. A spokesman for the department tells HAZMATNATION that the tanks contained a combination of Crude Oil, Condensate, and Salt Water.  They secured the scene while site operations worked towards shutting down the wells feeding the site.  Once secured, the all clear ...

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Key Largo Confined Space: Deaths Ruled Accidental

HMN-The recent confined space deaths in Key Largo, FL have officially been ruled “accidental” by the Monroe County Sheriffs Office. The Reporter provides more details. Check out our original post on this incident here.   KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) – Investigators have determined three Florida Keys road workers died accidentally in a storm-water drain filled with poisonous gases earlier this ...

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Oil-gas wells shut down after Colorado home explosion

HMN- According to the Star Tribune  3,000 Colorado oil and gas wells have been shut down after a home exploded.   DENVER — Oil field crews are shutting down and inspecting more than 3,000 Colorado oil and gas wells as a precaution after a house explosion killed two people, but investigators haven’t determined whether a well caused the blast, officials said ...

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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

Industrial tank

  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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