Tag Archives: confined space

NJ woman rescued after falling into home septic tank.


HMN-A NJ woman was rescued after falling through a rotting cover on her homes septic tank. These types of confined space, or “HAZMAT in a box” calls, can quickly turn deadly from gasses such as H2S, or 02 deficient atmospheres.  WJLA provides more. MULLICA TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman has been rescued after falling into an empty ...

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Four killed as vapors from naphtha tank ignite

HMN-Four workers were killed, and two other wounded as maintenance worked on an out of service naphtha tank.  DailySabah believes that the  explosion was due to ignition of trapped vapors. Four workers were killed and two others wounded in an explosion at the Tüpraş Aliağa Refinery in the western province of İzmir on Tuesday, District Governor Bayram Yılmaz said. Yılmaz ...

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Gas kills two workers, while working in a confined space

HMN- According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Release of toxic gas at FirstEnergy’s Bruce Mansfield Power Plant claimed the lives of two workers and injured four others who were repairing a pipe in a confined, underground area at the Beaver County facility, officials said. The accident happened at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to FirstEnergy spokeswoman Stephanie Walton. State police at Beaver have ...

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Man rescued from sewer in Missouri

HAZMAT in a box: Unconscious man rescued from sewer. HMN-An unconscious man was rescued from an underground sewer with high H2S levels.  Fox 2 reports that it appears there was not sufficient ventilation in the confined space at the time. MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – Fire and EMS are investigating after an unconscious man was rescued from an underground sewer Wednesday ...

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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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