Tag Archives: hazmat

One person taken to hospital after Genentech HAZMAT spill

HMN- According to KRON 4 News  the spill injured workers and the fire department nor company are releasing further details. SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO — One person has been taken to the hospital after a small hazardous materials spill at pharmaceutical company Genentech in South San Francisco Wednesday morning, according to Genentech. Paramedics arrived on scene at 11:15 a.m. to help emergency ...

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Downtown Durham streets closed after explosions blow off manhole covers

According to CBS news: DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – An area of downtown Durham is now blocked by police as Duke Energy crews work to investigate what caused underground explosions late Tuesday night. Police tell CBS North Carolina three electrical explosions blew manhole covers into the air just before 10:30 p.m. durham Emergency personnel responded to the Marriott Hotel at 201 ...

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Chemical spill sparks hazmat scare at Genentech in South SF

According to AP and SFGate.com: A small chemical spill at the South San Francisco campus of biotechnology company Genentech prompted a hazmat scare that caused an employee to be taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure, officials said. Firefighters were alerted of a chemical spill inside the Building 13 research lab just off of 1 DNA Way around 11:15 ...

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The dangers of Meth production – Training help for ALL first responders

HMN- The dangers associated with the production of Meth are often news here on HazMatNation and have been the discussion during The HazMat Guys Nation Roundtable weekly discussion.   Meth labs are still a serious danger to ALL first responders and should be a part of your first in training with your crew.  The mobile meth labs, explained HERE by ...

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Pennsylvania Association of Hazardous Materials Technicians 2016 Hazmat Conference

HMN- Join our brothers and sisters in Pennsylvania for an awesome training and networking opportunity!  Four days of quality education and training by national experts for county/city/industrial hazmat teams and personnel, EMS, fire, law enforcement and emergency management staff. DATE AND LOCATION August 25 – 28, 2016 Radisson at Valley Forge Casino Resort 1160 First Avenue King of Prussia, PA ...

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Smoke from Wixom building that prompted hazmat response was not toxic

HMN-According to Local News 4 Detroit the smoke was not toxic. WIXOM, Mich. – A large plume of smoke coming from a Wixom business that sparked the response of a hazmat team early Monday morning turned out not to be toxic, police said. Crews shut down Pontiac Trail at Wixom Road for the investigation at Korex Corporation after the smoke was ...

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Texas Worker Dies in Hazmat Incident

According to SunNews: Wichita Falls, TX – A wastewater treatment employee has died, a week after he and a colleague were overcome by unknown gases while they were doing repairs in the basement at the River Road Wastewater Treatment Plant. According to Todd Mudd, WFFD Battalion Chief, the two were found semi-responsive and evacuated by air to the hospital. The ...

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Building Evacuated After Chemical Release in Boston – VIDEO

According to NECN out of Boston: A building in Boston has been evacuated after a chemical release Friday. Originally calling it a spill, Boston Fire says the release of bromine happened at 99 High St. with some water treatment equipment on the 18th floor. Hazmat crews are responding. One facility worker who was at the chemical release is being taken ...

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Hazmat Spill Shuts Down Spalding Co. Highway

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Pool Chemical Spill, Chain Reaction Crash Close NY Parkway

HMN- According to News4 New York: Cars swerved to avoid a disabled vehicle on a parkway in Westchester, causing a chain reaction crash that ended in a hazardous materials cleanup, police say. Four vehicles crashed as they tried to avoid the disabled vehicle on Sprain Brook Parkway in Greenburgh. One of the vehicles was carrying pool cleaning supplies, which spilled ...

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