Tag Archives: hazmat

Mercury From Teeth Fillings Leads To Hazmat Response

CBS4 Boston    According to the Fall River Fire Department, a 51-year-old man tried to melt dental fillings, thinking they were silver. Actually, they were mercury. According to the Fall River’s district fire chief, the man’s grandfather was a dentist, and he got old fillings from him. Apparently, the man tried melting the fillings a couple of weeks ago, got ...

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1 hospitalized after Bellevue HAZMAT incident

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  (Trib Live) At least one person was taken to a hospital Tuesday morning after garbage collectors in Bellevue found an unknown substance making people ill, according to Bellevue police. The incident was reported about 8:40 a.m. in the 500 block of Forest Avenue. The Allegheny County Hazmat unit was called to the scene. Bellevue police weren’t immediately available for ...

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H2S levels high after one found dead on party cruise

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HMN-Initial reports by fire crews showed no harmful levels, however a HAZMAT team follow up showed elevated levels of Hydrogen Sulfide. Sydney Morning Herald Hazardous material teams recorded “extremely hazardous” levels of hydrogen sulfide in a toilet cubicle of a luxury cruise vessel in the hours after a woman’s body was found on Saturday afternoon. The woman, who can now ...

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FBI now investigating hazardous material found at Lawton apartment.


(KFOR)   LAWTON, Okla. – A hazmat situation in Lawton now has some neighbors on edge. “As of right now we are treating this with an abundance of caution,” said Andrea Anderson, FBI Oklahoma City division. According to KSWO, the situation started early Wednesday morning, when Lawton police responded to a domestic dispute at an apartment complex near 67th and Gore. ...

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5 being evaluated after possible hazardous exposure in Washington


(Komo News) TUKWILA, Wash. – Five people are being evaluated after they were exposed to a possible hazardous chemical at a Tukwila business, emergency officials said. A hazmat team and several ambulances responded to the scene, a business in the 1100 block of Industry Drive in Tukwila, at about 1:20 p.m. after receiving a report of two people being exposed ...

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5 workers hospitalized after hydrofluoric acid leak at refinery near Delaware

DelawareOnline   Five people working at a Pennsylvania energy plant less than two miles from Claymont were hospitalized after a chemical leak occurred Wednesday morning.  The contract workers’ conditions were not available Wednesday, but they were being treated at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pennsylvania. Hydrofluoric acid is hydrogen fluoride when dissolved in water, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The chemical, even ...

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8 people suffer carbon monoxide poisoning at Bell Gardens home; 2 children critical

ABC7 BELL GARDENS, Calif. (KABC) — Two children were in critical condition after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning at a Bell Gardens home. Authorities responded to a home in the 5500 block of Clara Street around 9:17 a.m. When authorities arrived they found five adults and three children. Two of the children were rushed to a hospital in critical condition, while ...

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”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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Unknown White Powder Incident At Wal-Mart; Multiple Victims Exposed, Haz-Mat Investigating

KHQ Details are limited at this time on an ongoing incident at a Spokane, Washington Wal-Mart involving cash, and a reported white powder incident.  As of posting 5 people have been transported by EMS from the scene. SPOKANE, Wash. — The Walmart in North Spokane on Colton was evacuated Sunday evening after the discovery of some suspicious white powder. Fire ...

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