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Chemical explosion forces evacuation of a Florida Campus laboratory


Sign up for the Hazmatnation mailing list! HMN-A small chemical explosion originating in the Life Sciences Laboratory forced evacuations at the University of Western Florida. The Pensacola News Journal provides more.   The University of West Florida reported there was a “small chemical explosion” at its Pensacola campus on Thursday afternoon. According to a UWF spokeswoman, the accidental explosion occurred ...

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5 missing after oil rig explosion in Oklahoma

Oil rig

HMN-Five people are missing after an explosion leveled an oil rig site in Oklahoma. (WRAL) — Five people are missing after a fiery explosion ripped through an eastern Oklahoma drilling rig on Monday, sending plumes of black smoke into the air and leaving a derrick crumpled on the ground, emergency officials said. More than 20 employees were at the natural ...

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Natural gas line rupture in Geismar leads to explosion and fire

Natural gas explosion

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Family escapes propane tank explosion

Propane explosion

HMN-A West Virginia family escaped their home before a 1,000 gallon propane tank exploded, turning the home into a structure fire.  USNews reports that after the family smelled the leaking gas in their living room, they ran to safety, avoiding the propane explosion. CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A 1,000-gallon (3,800-liter) propane tank exploded at a West Virginia family’s home, but ...

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Furnace explosion injures two at major Venezuelan refinery

  HMN-Two received medical treatment after an explosion upon startup. UsNews reports that the unit involved was a Naphtha Reformer, and the explosion occurred in the units furnace. PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela (Reuters) – A furnace exploded during a unit restart at Venezuela’s largest refining complex, injuring two workers, a union leader and a family member of one of the victims ...

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