Tag Archives: Fumes

Overcome by fumes, engineer found lifeless in metal tanker

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HMN-In a tragic confined space incident, a young engineer was found lifeless in the bottom of a tank. (ABC)   “My son died for no reason, he didn’t deserve to die like that.” Eyes bloodshot, Xiancong Wu’s face is drained of colour. His wife, Guojuan, is slumped sobbing by his side, overcome by grief. Just a few weeks have passed ...

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Fumes kill father and two sons in Australia


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HAZMAT/ Fire respond to ‘noxious’ odor at warehouse

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CT HAZMAT calls Industrial Hygienist for school incident

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HMN-Connecticut responders were called to an elementary school where a previous complaint of odor lead to one hospitalization. Upon investigation, a dry powder in one of the janitors closets came in contact with liquid and emitted the fumes.  Industrial Hygienists were called in to assist in ventilating the building properly.  WFSB provides more. An elementary school in Stamford was briefly delayed ...

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Police chase leads to Hazmat situation

HMN-According to KMSP, a police chase ended with nine people going to the hospital for noxious fume inhalation. LINO LAKES, Minn. (KMSP) – A police chase from Blaine, Minnesota to Lino Lakes, Minnesota ended with a strange twist Tuesday morning, with nine people taken to the hospital for exposure to noxious fumes. According to the Blaine Police Department, officers attempted ...

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Australian grain silo leaking hazardous chemical

    HMN-Australian authorities respond to a report of chemicals leaking from a grain silo.  According to TheAge.com.au , air monitoring continued while the grain was emptied from the silo. Hazardous fumes are leaking from a grain silo in the western Gippsland town of Trafalgar, prompting the Country Fire Authority to issue a Watch and Act alert. Residents in the ...

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