Tag Archives: Industrial fire

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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Industrial fire reported at Sinclair refinery.

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Industrial fire crews mitigate small fire at Sinclair refinery.     HMN-A small fire broke out in an operating unit Monday at the Rawlins, WY refinery operated by Sinclair.  According to officials there were no injuries or offsite impacts.  The fire was contained in about 90 minutes by industrial fire crews according to Rawlinstimes.com. SINCLAIR — Sirens broke the early ...

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Industrial Fire Quiz ‘The Basics’

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Industrial Fire Quiz An Industrial Fire Quiz designed to help you improve your game and stay safe. Industrial Fire is unique and definitely requires special skills. As HazMatters we have many dangers to face. Many of us have Industrial Fire facilities in our first in. Find the answers the articles on Industrial Fire in HazMatNation.com.  This is the first in a ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Pipe Fittings

  Industrial Fire Familiarization: Pipe Fittings   As industrial fire professionals, it is important for us to understand our process we protect.  One of the most common ways to transport materials in our plants and refineries, is through sometimes elaborate systems of piping.   Pipe itself can be made of many different materials.  Some of them being common fiberglass or ...

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Overnight refinery fire in Philadelphia

  HMN-An overnight fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery was brought under control shortly before midnight.  It took industrial fire crews and HAZMAT teams  about an hour to bring the one alarm blaze under control.  According to NBC 10, there were no injuries.  According to a company spokesperson there is no cause for concern by the community at this ...

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Liverpool hazardous waste plant fire has smoke visible for miles

  HMN-An industrial fire at a hazardous waste plant in Liverpool has smoke visible for over 15 miles.  According to Dailymail.co.uk , 80 firefighters battled the blaze that involved many different materials such as mercury, pesticides, and acids. Firefighters are battling a huge blaze which engulfed a hazardous waste plant in Liverpool today. Emergency services were called to the scene ...

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