Tag Archives: hazmat

Liquid CO2 Kills Driver in Minnesota Delivery Accident

CDL LIFE   A Minnesota truck driver was found dead in the back of his truck Wednesday morning after a delivery attempt at a local McDonald’s.  The driver quickly became overcome by carbon dioxide when the chemical began leaking from the rear end of his truck.   A Minnesota truck driver was found dead in the back of his truck ...

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Fatal Industrial Accident Involving Cryogenics Claims Life Of 3 Workers

CBC Experts in the cryogenic industry say they are waiting for answers from an Occupational Health and Safety investigation into the deaths of three men last week in an industrial accident.   The workers — aged 31, 34 and 52 — were killed Nov. 15 at Millennium Cryogenic Technologies, an oilfield supply company in the Leduc Business Park. Leduc Mayor Bob Young said ...

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BBC: Inside The Russian Assassination Squad

BBC reports how Russia sent an assassination squad to Salisbury to murder former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia. In the first nerve agent attack in Europe ever, this brazen and reckless attack risked contaminating thousands of people in the public.   With exclusive access to the Salisbury investigation, reporter Jane Corbin hears for the first time from ...

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1 killed after hazardous waste disposal site explosion

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(Spokesman) BOISE – An explosion Saturday at a hazardous waste site in southwestern Idaho killed one worker, injured three others and heavily damaged a building, officials said. US Ecology, which runs the site, said Monte “Alex” Green of Grand View, Idaho, died of his injuries from the explosion at 9:23 a.m. inside one of the buildings at the facility. Green ...

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Potential food product causes HAZMAT response in Virginia

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(NBC 12) RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – A hazmat team responded to the Patrick Henry Building on Friday morning for what investigators believe was a food product. Two employees in a first-floor office opened a letter and found contents they deemed to be suspicious, prompting the hazmat response shortly after 10 a.m. The substance, which has not been positively identified, was ...

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Sacramento Fire responds to HAZMAT at high school

(ABC) Emergency personnel are at St. Francis Catholic High School in Sacramento responding to a hazmat situation Thursday. Around 10 a.m., authorities received a call regarding an odor at St. Francis High School. After arriving, firefighters declared the situation a major casualty incident due to the number of potential patients. A total of five ambulances are at the scene. 10 ...

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HAZMAT team shuts down polling place

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(Boston Herald) A suspicious white powder found amid a stack of absentee ballots temporarily closed a Boston polling place yesterday, officials say. As thousands of voters flocked to 735 Shawmut Ave. to cast their ballots, Stephanie Thomas, a clerk, saw the white substance amid the ballots. “As we were going through absentee ballots, I observed a lot of white substances,” ...

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Hazmat called after worker falls at post office

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(ABC 7) A report of hazardous materials has been secured after a worker was injured in a fall Friday afternoon at the Old Chicago Main Post Office in the Loop. The Chicago Fire Department got the HazMat call about 1 p.m. for the building, located at 433 W. Van Buren, according to department spokesman Larry Merritt. A worker fell about ...

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Iowa firefighters prepare for HAZMAT situations

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(KWWL) DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWWL) – Like much of Iowa, railways are important to the Dubuque’s economy, but what if those railways also posed a potential danger. Firefighters trained Thursday for a scenario they never hope to face. “The idea is to respond to hazardous material instance that may happen on or off the water,” said Dubuque Assistant Fire Chief Greg ...

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Small fire leads to hazmat situation at water treatment facility

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(CBS) MT. OLIVER (KDKA) — Firefighters and a Hazmat team were called to a scary situation at the Penn American Water treatment plant on Monday afternoon. Fast-acting employees deserve the credit for containing the small fire that broke out around 2:15 p.m. at the plant on Becks Run Road in Mount Oliver. Baldwin Borough and Mount Oliver Fire Departments both ...

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