Tag Archives: hazmat emergency

“Chemical” sends 8 police officers to hospital in Indiana

HMN-Accounts from the scene are that 8 police officers have been transported. RTV6 Indianapolis reporting a “chemical agent” was present during a raid.   KOKOMO, Ind. — Kokomo police are investigating a hazmat situation on the north side of the city that sent at least eight officers to the hospital. According to witnesses at the scene, the incident began around ...

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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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Corrosive Liquid (inorganic chromium) chemical spill on State Highway 27

HMN- According to Courier News.com inorganic chromium was leaking from the Intermediate Bulk Container after the crash. DARDANELLE — Russellville Fire Department Hazmat 1 responded to State Highway 27 and Liberty Road in Yell County at approximately 4:30 p.m. Thursday after a two-vehicle motor vehicle crash with possible chemical spill that caused the highway to be closed from Dardanelle to Liberty Road ...

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125 evacuated from Gallo winery due to ammonia leak – FF injured

According to the Fresno Bee: About 125 workers at the E.J. Gallo winery at Olive and Clovis avenue were evacuated Wednesday morning after a worker cut an ammonia line, the Fresno Fire Department reported. The accident occurred about 8 a.m. A hazmat unit responded. Richard Cabral, a spokesman for the fire department, said firefighters swiftly reduced the ammonia leak to ...

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Chemical spill clears Oregon HS science lab

HMN- Firefighters responded Friday to chemical spill in science lab storage closet at Redmond High School in Oregon according to KTVZ Channel 21. (Photo: Redmond Fire and Rescue) REDMOND, Ore. – (Update: More details from fire marshal) A chemical spill in a storage closet at Redmond High School on Friday prompted evacuation and sealing of the classroom and sent two teachers ...

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Toxicology reports confirm children in HAZMAT incident died from phosphine gas exposure

According to KVII: AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — The toxicology results for the four children that died in a HAZMAT incident at a North Amarillo home in January confirm the children all died from Aluminum Phosphide poisoning. On January 2, 9-year-old Johnnie Balderas, 7-year-old Filipe Balderas, 11-year-old Josue Balderas and 17-year-old Yasmeen Balderas were all found dead due to the deadly phosphine ...

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Tanker truck catches fire on Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi, Tx

HMN- Tanker truck catch and  fire in Corpus Christi,  Texas leads to major fire and traffic problems. The tanker was determined to be carrying crude oil, which caught fire at the scene. News according to KRIS TV channel 6 An 18-wheeler caught fire near the Harbor Bridge. This is right where Highway 181 meets the bridge. At least two vehicles were believed ...

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New York -3 Injured Following Hazmat Situation at LaGuardia Airport

“” According to NBC4 NewYork: Three people were being evaluated for minor injuries after being exposed to some sort of hazardous material at LaGuardia Airport Wednesday morning, emergency officials say. The FDNY said they received a 911 call to airport at around 5:45 a.m. Three people were exposed to the mystery material, but it was not immediately clear what it ...

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Possible exposure after acid spill at Oxnard recycling center “slight radiation was detected”

HMN-“The material was described as a radiological substance, according to an initial report filed with the state’s Office of Emergency Services. ” and “slight radiation was detected” according to the Ventura County Star. Rescuers responded to a report of two people exposed to a chemical spill at a recycling center in Oxnard just before 10 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities said the spill took place ...

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