Tag Archives: Industrial fire

Brownsville Authorities Continue Investigation into Chemical Spill

HMN- According to KRGV.com the chemical spill is sodium hydrosulfide at a local warehouse.   BROWNSVILLE – Brownsville Fire Marshals are currently investigating a chemical spill at a local warehouse. The spill happened Tuesday at Quick Transit Corp. The owner of the business said it was an unfortunate accident. The man said he was moving containers in the warehouse when he started noticing ...

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Industrial fire at 124-year-old facility, Hazmat crews respond

HMN- Industrial fire at 124-year-old facility,”First responders noted seeing smoke and fire inside the idustrial  building, which houses steel and fiber drums, plastic barrels and a variety of other totes used by oil and chemical companies.” according to mlive.com MARNE, MI — Officials from numerous fire departments were dispatched Friday morning to an industrial fire in northeast Ottawa County. The fire, ...

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Houston area refinery fire

  HMN-Houston area refinery fire reported Wednesday afternoon.  12 News provided more. HOUSTON – Officials responded to a fire at a LyondellBasell refinery in southeast Houston Wednesday evening. The fire was reported around 7 p.m. at the refinery located at 12000 Lawndale Street. According to LyondellBasell, the fire occurred in a cooling tower. The company said the tower was not ...

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VIPER Hazmat Team responds to butanol leak, one injured

HMN- Delaware County, Indiana the Muncie Star Press reported a contractor working at a clean up site was exposed to a unknown chemical as they were digging 55 gallon barrels out of the ground. A heavy equipment operator had crushed a unmarked barrel which sprayed the cab of the equipment with the substance. The operator was overcame by fumes and ...

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Oil field explosion in Oklahoma

HMN- Thursday according to KJRH2 an industrial worker in an oil field caught fire after and explosion and had to be airlifted from the scene to a Tulsa hospital. PITTSBURG COUNTY, Okla. — At least one person was taken to the hospital after an oil field explosion in Oklahoma Thursday afternoon. The condition of the person was was not immediately ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Benzene

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Benzene Benzene exists heavily in our modern oil refining, as well as chemical refining processes.  The chemical itself is naturally found in crude oil,  and is also produced in certain processes in the gasoline refining process.  As responders we have a double threat to worry about, it’s health effects, and flammability.   Why are we making Benzene? ...

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Industrial fire extinguished at Ivory Coast refinery

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Industrial fire extinguished at Ivory Coast refinery.     HMN-A fire was extinguished at an Ivory Coast refinery in a hydrocracking unit. Reuters has reported that the fire was extinguished with no effect on refinery output.  Cracking units use heat and high pressure to separate long chain hydrocarbons, into smaller ones. ABIDJAN (Reuters) – A fire that broke out on ...

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Refinery fire reported in Haifa, Israel

      HMN-A large tank fire was reported today at a Haifa, Israel oil refinery.  The fire was brought under control quickly, however crews said the fire rekindled in the afternoon hours.  According to Jpost.com, the tank was 10% full at the time of the fire. A giant blaze broke out in Haifa on Sunday morning, after a fuel ...

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Kansas Oil Blast :OSHA Probing Kansas Oil-Drilling Blast That Injured 5

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Kansas Oil Blast According to ABC News: Federal workplace safety officials are investigating a western Kansas oil field explosion that injured five workers, two of them critically. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday the previous day’s accident near Sharon Springs in Wallace County happened while workers were performing a drill stem test. The medical ...

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