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One killed in Kansas refinery explosion

Refinery

  HMN-A man is dead following a refinery explosion Monday night in Kansas.  According to the AP, the man received second and third degree burns over 80% of his body. It is currently unclear what products were involved at this time.   EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — A man is injured with severe burns following an explosion at the HollyFrontier refinery ...

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Franklin County may have its first overdose on elephant tranquilizer

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Mass. Firefighters disperse vapors, and isolate propane leak

  HMN-Firefighters responding to a reported propane leak arrived to find the tank “fully venting” according to WWLP. The team used fog patterns to disperse vapors, and safely move in for valve isolation. WESTFIELD, Mass. (The Westfield News) – Late Wednesday afternoon, the Westfield Fire Department arrived to the area of Cycle Street after they had received a call from ...

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HAZMAT lids and logos

Last week we asked you guys to send in your helmets, logos, and everything else you have HAZMAT related. Here are some of our favorites we received. Keep sending us your stuff, we may feature it on future posts. Ryan@Hazmatnation.com         HazSim Pro training system has been used to train across the U.S since 2011. Trainers in ...

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Texas pipeline rupture spills 3,000 gallons of crude oil

Pipeline

  HMN-A shelter in place has been issued in Bastrop County Texas after a pipeline rupture spills 3,000 gallons of crude oil.  KVUE says the rupture happened Thursday morning. BASTROP COUNTY – Officials are ordering a shelter in place after a crude oil gas line ruptured at FM 20, spilling 3,000 gallons of crude oil Thursday morning. According to Bastrop ...

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We want to see your lid!

HazmAt

    Greetings Hazmat Nation.  Ryan here, and I have a request from you, our readers.  I want to see your lid! Email me pictures of your helmets with your Hazmat company logos and decals.  We want to feature them on our site. Ryan@Hazmatnation.com

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Vehicle leaves roadway, strikes propane tank

Propane

HMN-A vehicle in Missouri reportedly left a roadway, striking a propane tank sparking a large fire.  FOX 14 reports that the explosion alone left nearby RV’s on fire. On July 6, 2017 at approximately 7:40am Officers with the Joplin Police Department responded to the intersection of Silver Creek and Range Line Road for reports of a vehicle accident with explosion. ...

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Homes evacuated after HAZMAT incident in Myerstown, PA

Hazmat

  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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