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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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Industrial yard in Australia experiences multiple lpg tank fires

  HMN-Multiple LPG tanks on fire cause havoc in Australian lay down yard.  Adelaidenow provides more.   FIREFIGHTERS have contained a massive fire at an industrial property in Wingfield after witnesses reported hearing explosions in the lead-up to the blaze. Fire crews were alerted to the major fire — which could be seen and smelt across Adelaide — at a ...

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BREAKING-Two rescued after London oil storage fire

  HMN-Multiple units responded to an oil storage fire in London today.  Two workers were able to escape, however two other workers had to be rescued from the roof.  According to the Evening Standard, the flames are now under control.   Dramatic pictures show smoke billowing from the three storey building in Erith after the blaze broke out on Friday ...

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Industrial fire at Torrance refinery

  HMN-A fire in a refinery tank farm was suppressed by firefighters.  According tothe fire captain, they used foam to smother the 20 foot by 50 foot fire.  Fence line monitoring showed no off site impact.  The Daily Breeze provided more information. Firefighters spent about 40 minutes battling a fire that produced flames five feet high at the Torrance refinery’s ...

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HazMat situation declared after industrial explosion at International Paper Plant

Breaking News Industrial explosion rips through International Paper plant     HMN-Industrial explosion at International Paper Plant being treated as a HazMat situation.  According to NorthEscambia.com , a major explosion ripped through the facility this evening.  All personnel are currently accounted for. – All Escambia County Schools will be in session on Monday, per Superintendent Malcolm Thomas. -Current situation is ...

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Help local nonprofits with 6 OSHA/HAZMAT Guidelines

HMN- Do you have nonprofit organizations that deal in hazardous materials in your response area? 6 OSHA/HAZMAT Communication Guidelines that will prepare them and help you preplan for an incident. According to The Nonprofit Times  a publication described as “The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management” here are the six things they need to know. Many nonprofit managers might find their work ...

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Wyoming tank battery fire out after 11 hours

  HMN-A Wyoming tank battery went ablaze late Monday night.  Firefighters spent 11 hours battling the flames, attempting to bring them under control.  According to K2Radio, operations personnel were able to shut down equipment to help bring the situation to a hault. Firefighters spent 11 hours Monday night and early Tuesday battling a blaze that broke out near Bairoil, destroying ...

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OSHA investigating explosion at Florida chemical facility

  HMN-OSHA has taken over an investigation into a chemical related explosion at a Florida plastic facility.  The explosion is said to have injured one employee.  According to winknews.com, the chemicals involved have not yet been divulged to the public. FELDA, Fla. — One person was hospitalized following a chemical explosion Monday morning at Paramount Chemicals and Plastics, according to ...

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Industrial response team responds to train derailment

Industrial response

Industrial response team mitigates train derailment.   HMN-An internal industrial response team from the Wood River Refinery in Roxana, IL responded to a train derailment Thursday.  The team mitigated a small acid spill that occurred during the derailment.  According to BND, the derailment occurred inside of the refinery. A rail car overturned at the Wood River Refinery in Roxana on ...

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