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County RUST demonstrates confined space rescue aboard barge

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Confined Space Entry for recovery in SC

Confined Space Entry: Greenwood, South Carolina According to the Index-Journal: WARE SHOALS — A hand-spun winch lowered a firefighter 35 feet below the ground late Monday night — into the well where a Ware Shoals man accidentally drowned, according to Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox. Haskell N. Henderson’s body was recovered from the well at about 11:55 p.m. at a ...

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Confined Space Florida – SCBA removed during rescue

Confined Space Florida #KeyLargo #firefighter in critical condition and 3 construction workers dead after drainage work accident @Telemundo51 @FernandoG_T51 pic.twitter.com/9tscVqadQp — JRodriguez (@JRodzMIA) January 16, 2017 HMN – Horrible confined space tragedy in Florida. Confined Space could also be termed ‘HazMat in a Box‘. We are hoping for the best possible outcome. All first responders should learn from this horrible ...

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Faulty gasket blamed for leak at Wacker in Bradley County

HMN-A morning chemical spill on Monday at the Wacker Polysilicon plant in Charleston was handled internally by their response teams. A faulty gasket was responsible for a reported chemical spill Monday morning. A spokesperson for Wacker Chemical Corporation said the issue was noticed around 7:20 a.m. in a distillation column/tower at the Wacker Polysilicon plant in Charleston. William Toth, Director ...

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Irritating Odor Prompts Hazmat Response at Ft. Myer in Arlington County

HMN-Initially reports of a “a foul smell and complaints of eyes being irritated” led to the incident, according to a statement from the military base. Despite earlier reports of a “hydrogen cyanide leak,” the odor actually came from overheated radio batteries, according to the Arlington County Fire Department. Real the full story here from ARLnow.com Hazmat teams rushed to the scene ...

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Gas danger fells metal workers, state fines Garden Grove firm

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  According to MyNewsLA: State workplace regulators fined the operator of a Garden Grove metal processing company $73,100 for safety violations following an accident in which an untrained worker collapsed after breathing inert gas, it was announced Tuesday. Kittyhawk Inc. was cited after Cal/OSHA determined that the company failed to comply with confined space regulations resulting in the serious illness ...

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Pool acid leaking through package leads to evacuation at post office

HMN- Bozeman, Montana Hazmat crew confirmed, that the chemicals and liquids leaking, were pool chemicals. The package from Big Sky was delivered to the post office around 4:30 pm on August 19th. The driver noticed that while in transit liquid had been leaking from a package, and was actually eating away at the the delivery truck. Workers in the loading dock of the post office ...

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Chemical fire slows traffic on Highway 99

HMN-According to the Visalis Times-Delta chemicals mixed in a semi causing a fire after an exothermic reaction! Motorists heading north on Highway 99 encountered delays Thursday afternoon, when Visalia Fire Department’s hazardous material team was called out to investigate a semi truck carrying chemicals just north of Tipton. A big rig traveling north on Highway 99 was flagged down by a ...

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Confined Space Incident Phoenix, Nitrogen Dioxide – Video

azfamily.com 3TV | Phoenix Breaking News, Weather, Sport According to News out of Phoenix: PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) – Three people were rushed to the hospital and one of them has died after falling about 20 feet underground in north Phoenix on Monday evening. The initial report was that workers were pumping water from an underground grain storage facility near Third Avenue ...

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Corner Brook HazMat Team Responds To Chlorine Leak

HMN- Its not everyday but it was today. That’s  our motto when it comes to training. Looks like the Corner Brook HazMat Team took care of business today by being prepared and trained up. Well done! The Corner Brook Fire Department made quick work of a chlorine leak at the Steady Brook Water Treatment Plant this morning. The Fire Department got ...

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