Tag Archives: Chemical

Ottawa County responds to chemical ingestion with intent to self harm

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(WZZM) ALLENDALE, Michigan — ALLENDALE, Mich. – Authorities in Allendale are investigating a haz-mat situation in Allendale. According to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, shortly before 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11 emergency responders were called to a residence in the Boulder Ridge development in Allendale Township, on reports that there was hazardous materials inside. It was learned that a ...

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RJ Reynolds Tobacco calls in HAZMAT team after explosion in Winston-Salem laboratory

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — R.J. Reynolds Tobacco called in a HAZMAT team after an explosion in Winston-Salem. According to fire crews on the scene, a mixture of chemicals caused a pressure explosion in a laboratory at 950 Reynolds Boulevard. “We had an incident in an on-site contractor’s lab where a chemical interaction caused a minor explosion,” the tobacco company said in a ...

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One injured after incompatible chemical mixture at The Current

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  HMN-The chemical mixture was found to be incompatible, however the names of the chemicals have not been released. (KWQC) Davenport Fire Marshal Jim Morris says around 10:15 a.m., an employee inadvertently mixed two chemicals together, those two chemicals were not compatible and caused a smell that was contained to that room. The building was evacuated. Hazmat crews were on ...

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Chemical fire at Orange car wash supply company

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(NBC) Bridge City Fire Department, Pinehurst Fire Department, Orange County ESD #1, 2, 3 and 4 all responded to the scene. No injuries have been reported as a result of the fire as of Tuesday morning, Jan. 1, Orange County ESD #2 said. The cause of the fire remains undetermined. ORANGE — Highway 62 was closed both north and southbound ...

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22 dead in blast outside northern China chemical plant

AP   An explosion outside a chemical plant in northeastern China early Wednesday killed at least 22 people and destroyed scores of vehicles, in the latest challenge to efforts to boost industrial safety in the world’s second-largest economy. The blast occurred just after midnight at a loading area next to the plant operated by the Hebei Shenghua Chemical Industry Co. ...

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HAZMAT call leads to discovery of 2 bodies, and home made warning signs

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(Click Orlando) HMN-Neighbors called authorities after the discovery of home made signs warning of hazardous materials being on site. The investigation found two bodies. ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Homemade warning signs were found in an Azalea Park home where the bodies of two people were discovered Monday evening, according to officials with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies and fire rescue ...

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Tractor rollover leads to fatality and chemical spill

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(The Observer) 2pm | AUTHORITIES have confirmed a farm worker in his 50s has tragically died following a tractor rollover and subsequent chemical spill at Cordalba this morning. Workplace Health and Safety is currently at the scene of the incident, where a middle-aged man was killed shortly before noon today. Initial reports are the man involved was driving the tractor and spraying ...

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Chemical odor sends one to hospital in Wisconssin

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(Channel 3000) MADISON, Wis. – One person was taken to the hospital Monday morning after inhaling fumes while working in a community clubhouse on Madison’s south side, according to a release from the Madison Fire Department. Emergency crews were called around 8:30 a.m. to Highland Manor at 10 Malibur Drive for reports of a noxious odor that caused the custodian ...

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Mother plans to sue EPA over sons death involving chemicals

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(Tennesseean) A Tennessee mother is taking steps to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for apparently failing to finalize a ban on a chemical that killed her 21-year-old son last year. Wendy Hartley “joined forces” with several other parties and submitted a notice of intent to file suit against the EPA on Oct. 31, aiming to push the agency to ban methylene ...

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7 arrested after Chinese chemical spill

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(SCMP) Seven people have been arrested in southeast China for their roles in the chemical leak that put 52 people in hospital and cost local fisherman millions of dollars in lost revenue. The incident happened on November 4 when a tube carrying a mix known as C9 aromatics from a petrochemical firm to a tanker came loose, spilling about 7 ...

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