Tag Archives: hazmat

”Mass Overdose” Incident results in 12 subjects transported, Leaves 1 dead, 4 in critical condition. Law enforcement investigation underway

WYFF4   Local law enforcement are reporting one person has died and four others are in critical condition following what they are calling a “mass overdose”. CHICO, Calif. — One man has died and four are in critical condition following apparent drug overdoses at a house in California, the Enterprise-Record newspaper reported. A dozen people were taken out of the Chico home ...

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Chlorine Leak Reported In Eastern Georgia Train Derailment, Evacuations Underway

Fox54 / wrdw.com  A Haz-Mat team from the City of Augusta Fire Department is currently preforming damage assessments on a train derailment in Jefferson County, GA where an active Chlorine Leak was reported post derailment.   Local reporters are reporting a chlorine gas smell, and a “fog effect” in the air.  This incident comes on the final hours of the 14th ...

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Graniteville 14 Years Later: Lessons Learned, And Lives Remembered

  On the early morning hours of January 6th, 2005 the lives of thousands would change forever. With  hundreds hospitalized, thousands evacuated from their homes, 9 people died as a result of the accident.   There have been many learning lessons since the disaster from better understanding the incident management system, to resource ordering, accountability and initial response considerations.  With ...

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HAZMAT scare disrupts Washington hospital

  (Beckers Hospital Review) Authorities are investigating a hazardous materials incident at Olympia, Wash.-based Providence St. Peter Hospital Jan. 2 that prompted the hospital to divert patients from the emergency room, according to The Olympian. An 18-year-old man triggered the hazardous materials response after he told officials he bought an ingredient online to make the highly toxic protein ricin and ...

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Acid found inside vehicle left in Chester County tow yard


  (ABC) COATESVILLE, Pa. (WPVI) — Hazmat crews and first responders were called to an incident at a Chester County tow yard early this morning. A car had been taken to the Fling’s Towing on Hurley Road in Coatesville after it was involved in an earlier accident. A gallon of muriatic acid had been left in a car and it ...

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Post Raid Investigation Results in Local, State, Federal Law Enforcement, County & 914th Mission Support Group Haz-Mat Response

WIVB.Com   Investigators following up on an investigation after a raid at a New York residence resulted in a large hazardous materials team response from various agencies after officers became ill when making entry into the residence. The residence was raided Dec. 14 and its occupant, Jeffrey Richards, 28, was charged with possession drugs and firearms, as well as making and ...

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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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Bomb squad dispatched to HAZMAT incident in Gaston

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(KGW.com) One man was taken to the hospital in a hazmat situation at the Riverside Apartments in Gaston, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s office. Nearby buildings were evacuated as a precaution, the sheriff’s office said in a series of tweets. There was a strong chemical smell at the apartments. The man, 55, was spotted in distress by a woman ...

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