Tag Archives: hazmat

CA TSB Report: A combination of factors contributed to derailment at Nickel Lake, Ontario in November 2013

According to a recently released report by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada a combination of factors contributed to the derailment at Nickel Lake, ON. Gatineau, Quebec, 3 March 2015 – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its investigation report (R13W0257) into the derailment of a Canadian National Railway (CN) freight train at Nickel Lake, Ontario.On 10 November 2013, at approximately ...

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HAZMAT responding to overturned tractor trailer in Richland County

reposted from Fox57 RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WACH) - An overturned tractor trailer has impacted traffic on I-26 and I-20 easbound Monday afternoon. The incident was reported around 2:20 pm and the Columbia Fire Department is on scene. A fuel leak has been reported and a HAZMAT team is responding to the scene to take care of the leak. More information will be provided ...

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Confined Space Rescue – Case Study – Part 1

Editors Note: Confined space rescue is generally placed in the technical rescue discipline, however anybody that instructs or has been on confined space incidents knows that hazardous materials are involved, perhaps, more times than not.  This is Part 1 of a multipart series of training points learned from an actual incident.  Each training point aims to improve your response to ...

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Liberty Ingles evacuated after chemical spill – SC

reposted from Ron Barnett, rbarnett@greenvillenews.com 12:31 p.m. EST March 6, 2015 LIBERTY – The Ingles grocery store in Liberty was evacuated Friday morning after people in the store reported watering and burning of their eyes, the city fire chief said. No one was injured in the incident, which Chief Chris Rowland said was caused by a chemical used by the ...

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Hazmat crews evacuate Skyline residents

reposted POSTED 2:16 PM, MARCH 3, 2015, BY FOX 5 DIGITAL TEAM, UPDATED AT 02:56PM, MARCH 3, 2015 SAN DIEGO – Residents in Skyline were evacuated from their homes after several people reported having irritated throats. A hazardous materials team responded to a home in the 200 block of Old Oak Drive, near Siena Street in the Skyline area, where ...

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Hazmat Highway to Hell with High Pressure Gas Cylinders

Video published on Feb 3, 2014 by: Jay Patterson “Great Icebreaker video for a HAZMAT Class demonstrating the dangers of insecure high pressure cylinders in a highway accident. This was an accident that occurred in Russia. Russians have dashcams in order to provide additional evidence in court due to guard against police corruption and insurance fraud. This version contains no ...

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