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Industrial fire extinguished at Shell refinery near Fort Saskatchewan

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Overturned 18 wheeler transporting chemicals shuts down roadway, 2nd vehicle requiring extrication to remove driver

      WSPA       EASLEY, S.C. (WSPA) — Authorities say a tractor trailer hauling a chemical overturned after sideswiping a pickup truck in Easley. The crash happened around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday on Highway 123 near SC 124. Lance Cpl. Joe Hovis with the S.C. Highway Patrol said the tractor trailer driver crossed a center line and sideswiped a ...

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Plume modeling forecast shows smoke will shift over north, northwest Houston this afternoon

  12newsnow.com    HOUSTON — Tuesday is day three of the tank farm fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company southeast of Houston. Overnight there was a setback in containing the fire due to a drop in water pressure, the company says. The fire grew more intense, continuing to send a big black plume of smoke into the sky. The state and county ...

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Deer Park tank fires could last two more days

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    HMN-A tank fire at a Houston area terminal has spread to 6 tanks, and has responders digging in for the long haul. (CHRON)   A petrochemical fire at a Deer Park plant could burn for two more days, officials said Monday morning, one day after the fire broke out. Emergency crews, including the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office, ...

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Phillips 66 refinery fire in Carson, CA

    HMN-A crude oil refinery burns in a Carson, CA refinery. The source is believed to be pump seal failures. #BREAKING Major fire burning at a refinery in #Carson pic.twitter.com/3DQEmgC2T1 — christina heller (@CHellerTVNews) March 16, 2019 </a

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(Video) El Dorado refinery fire/explosion

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(KSN) HMN-Recently an industrial fire and explosion occurred at the El Dorado HollyFrontier site. EL DORADO, Kan. (KSNW) – HollyFrontier in El Dorado said a fire in a pipe rack has now been contained. At approximately 8 a.m., the Emergency Response Team from HollyFrontier responded and safely contained the fire. The company said all non-essential personnel were evacuated, and that all employees ...

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Confined space welding tragedy; How can we do better?

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(The Conversation) HMN-Are we as safety professionals becoming too relaxed during situations like this confined space welding instance? Dillon Wu died alone inside a metal tank. It is believed he was asphyxiated by argon gas, used in arc-welding steel. He is the youngest employee to die in a recent run of deaths in confined spaces. Aged just 20, he was ...

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Natural gas line causes industrial fire at Ohio refinery

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HMN-The Toledo refinery processes chemicals like Toluene.  Initially, crews believed the fire began in an on-site railcar.   (ABC) OREGON, Ohio (WTVG) – Fire in a line of the chemical Toluene at the Toledo Refinery in Oregon forced crews to evacuate nearby homes Sunday night. According to Oregon police and fire dispatch crews initially believed they were responding to a ...

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Monday Update: Delaware City Refinery Fire

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Asphalt residue leads to tank fire during hot work

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HMN-Monroe, Louisiana responders suppressed flames on a storage tank after a cutting torch incident lead to an asphalt residue fire. (KNOE) MONROE, La. (KNOE) – A storage tank caught fire in Monroe Friday afternoon, sending a billowing pillar of smoke into the air. It happened behind the DOTD building on Desiard Street around one o’clock. Monroe fire officials say someone ...

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