Tag Archives: hospital

Drain cleaner sends one to hospital

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HMN-Drain cleaner fumes are to blame after one hospitalized in Washington. WTAE WASHINGTON — One person was sent to the hospital due to a hazmat situation at a home in Canonsburg, Washington County, on Thursday evening. According to Washington County emergency dispatchers, a large amount of a drain chemical was poured down a drain and apparently did not open the ...

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Four hospitalized after chlorine exposure


  (Valley News Live) GRAND FORKS, N.D. Four people are ok this morning after being exposed to chlorine gas in Grand Forks. Fire officials say a homeowner poured bleach into a plugged floor drain and it reacted with a drain cleaner causing the gas. Four people in the home were taken to the hospital to be checked out. The full ...

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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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Colorado hospital trains for Hazmat exposures

  (WesternSlopeNow) GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Community Hospital held an emergency preparedness exercise for their staff Wednesday morning. “These type of emergency preparedness drills are really important for healthcare organizations, Community Hospital tries to do them every one to two years,” said Community Hospital Communications Director Karen Martsolf. The exercise was set up to test the capabilities of the hospital’s ...

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County HAZMAT drill includes local hospital

County hazmat

HMN-Multi agency drills are a great way to strengthen the bonds of local responders. But often do we include our local healthcare providers? From hospitals to ambulance services, HAZMAT doesn’t end with the engines.  Wilcoxrangenews provides more. In the scenario, a white powder, later identified in the drill as ricin, had been thrown at movie theater patrons in Sierra Vista ...

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N.H. hospital evacuated after odor detected in emergency room

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Deputy released after hazmat exposure


HMN-KFDM reports that a deputy has been released from the hospital after being exposed to a potentially lethal chemical. ORANGE COUNTY — An Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputy was treated and released from a Beaumont Hospital after a woman allegedly exposed him to a potentially lethal chemical late Monday evening. According to those close to the situation, the deputy was ...

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Spilled diesel from generator flows into Texas waterway

Diesel spill

HMN-Tyler Fire and HAZMAT crews responded to the Texas Spine and Joint Hospital for a reported diesel spill from a generator. CBS 19 reports that the spill was actually making its way to a creek that runs through the area. TYLER – The Tyler Fire Department Hazmat Crew is working to clean a diesel spill that happened at the Texas ...

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Patients rushed to hospital over hazmat package – Update Video

  According to DennisMichaelLynch A hospital in Frederick, Maryland is facing a hazardous material situation around noon Tuesday. Two men who reportedly opened a package they received in the mail immediately felt burning and respiratory distress and went to the hospital to the Frederick Memorial Hospital for treatment. The men, who live on Military Road, took the package with them ...

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Formalin spill leads to HAZMAT cleanup in England

      HMN-A hospital in Peterborough, England reported a small chemical leak Friday morning.  About five liters of Formalin leaked in an isolated side room of the hospital.  According to the PeterboroughToday 2 hospital employees were evaluated form not feeling well, but have since been released. Fire crews are at the scene of an incident at Peterborough City Hospital’s ...

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