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Sunnyvale officer hospitalized after possible fentanyl exposure

The Mercury News    SUNNYVALE — A Sunnyvale police officer was in stable condition after he was overcome by possible fentanyl exposure while handling a suspect’s drug package Wednesday night, authorities said. The accidental drug release prompted an overnight evacuation of Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety headquarters. Six other officers were taken to the hospital for a precautionary medical evaluation and ...

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Industrial CO2 Leak Prompts Emergency Response At Facility

  Scotia, NY- A CO2 leak occurred at an industrial site in Soctia. A local source reported “2 above ground horizontal tanks holding 70,000 lbs of CO2, The relief valves froze open emptying most of the tanks”.     The following images are from from Scotia Firefighters, IAFF Local #842. We thank them for allowing us to share, all photos ...

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Early Morning Fluorine Gas Leak Prompts Shelter In Place Order, Decontamination Underway

TheInquirer.com   An early morning release of Flourine Gas at an industrial site in Pennsylvania has prompted an evacuation order from emergency officials. A gas leak at a Plumsteadville, Bucks County, plant has prompted officials to tell residents within a half-mile of the facility to shelter in place.  Initial reports indicated the gas was fluorine and that one person required ...

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CSX Train Derailment Results in Haz-Mat Release; 4 Cars Involved

  WLOS13   A train derailment Sunday morning resulted in partial road closers, after “multiple haz-mat cars” derailed down a hill carrying Ammonium Nitrate. MCDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — On Sunday, the NC DOT reports that the unpaved section of S.R.- 1566/Peppers Creek Road is closed due to a train derailment that occurred around 11 a.m. The road is closed from the ...

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Explosion at High School Leaves 2 Injured, 1 Listed as “Critical, Serious Burns”

CBS4Indy.com   Carmel Fire Department is Responding to a report of an explosion with multiple calls, reporting an explosion in a room in the school, leaving 2 subjects injured, 1 listed as critically burned. CARMEL, Ind. – At least two people have been injured in an explosion at Carmel High School. Crews were called to the scene in the 500 block ...

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Maryland Suicide Attempt Results in Bomb Squad, Haz-Mat Response

  TheBaltimoreSun.Com Baltimore County Fire and Police units responded to a reported Suicide on Monday, after a male subject was found in a vehicle, triggering bomb squad response for possible explosives. One man was found unresponsive in a car near a business park on N. Park Drive, said Baltimore County police spokesman Shawn Vinson. The man was later pronounced dead ...

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CAL/OSHA issue fines in industrial cannabis production related explosion

  Business Insider   CAL/OSHA has issued a fine in excess of $50,000 to a cannabis firm in California after an accident resulted in one employee being injured. On June 19, an employee of Santa Cruz, California-based Future2 Labs Health Services Inc. was working alone inside a 128-square-foot portable storage container in Watsonville, using propane to extract oil from cannabis ...

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Gas explosion blows out windows of Upper West Side gym, Haz-Mat Response

              NY Daily News An electrical fire and gas leak led to a blast that shattered the windows of an Upper West Side gym Sunday night, FDNY officials said.   Firefighters had already cleared out the Equinox gym building on Broadway near W. 92nd St. when an explosion blew out the windows on the first ...

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“Catastrophic” Chemical Leak Shuts Down Delaware Memorial Bridge

Traffic Delay NBC The leak of a highly-flammable chemical from a plant next to the Delaware Memorial Bridge forced a shutdown of the dual-span suspension bridge on Sunday creating a traffic nightmare during the travel rush home from the Thanksgiving holiday.   The complete shutdown happened around 5 p.m. Sunday after ethylene oxide began leaking from the Croda Atlas Point ...

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Liquid CO2 Kills Driver in Minnesota Delivery Accident

CDL LIFE   A Minnesota truck driver was found dead in the back of his truck Wednesday morning after a delivery attempt at a local McDonald’s.  The driver quickly became overcome by carbon dioxide when the chemical began leaking from the rear end of his truck.   A Minnesota truck driver was found dead in the back of his truck ...

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