Tag Archives: Tank

Four killed as vapors from naphtha tank ignite

HMN-Four workers were killed, and two other wounded as maintenance worked on an out of service naphtha tank.  DailySabah believes that the  explosion was due to ignition of trapped vapors. Four workers were killed and two others wounded in an explosion at the Tüpraş Aliağa Refinery in the western province of İzmir on Tuesday, District Governor Bayram Yılmaz said. Yılmaz ...

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Phthalic anhydride leak at Philadelphia area plant

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  HMN-CBS Philly reports that a leak of Phthalic Anhydride was contained inside tank dike areas yesterday afternoon. No injuries have been reported. PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A leak of phthalic anhydride, a material used in the making of plastic that goes into fiberglass, prompted a hazmat investigation in South Philadelphia on Tuesday. It happened around 3 p.m. at Ashland’s manufacturing ...

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CNG tank explodes; Injures 2 critically


HMN-A CNG tank explosion critically injured two at a Milwaukee public works garage. JSOnline reports that the two injured were not city employees. Two men were critically injured in an explosion Tuesday at a south side Milwaukee Public Works Department garage, fire officials said. A tank of compressed natural gas that fuels a van exploded around 1 p.m. at the ...

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Lightning strike causes tank battery fire in Indiana

HMN-A lightning strike at a tank battery in Indiana leads to a chain reaction of fire and explosions.  The Dubois County Herald reports that the Indiana Department of Environmental Managenment will be conducting a further investigation. LAMAR — Lightning is being blamed for a weekend fire and series of explosions involving an oil tank battery southeast of Lamar. Authorities were ...

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Vehicle leaves roadway, strikes propane tank


HMN-A vehicle in Missouri reportedly left a roadway, striking a propane tank sparking a large fire.  FOX 14 reports that the explosion alone left nearby RV’s on fire. On July 6, 2017 at approximately 7:40am Officers with the Joplin Police Department responded to the intersection of Silver Creek and Range Line Road for reports of a vehicle accident with explosion. ...

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Tank explosion kills 1, injures 2 others.

  HMN-A DeSoto Parish tank explosion kills one, and injures two others on Tuesday.  The cause is still under investigation according to KSLA   . DESOTO PARISH, LA (KSLA) – A contract worker died and two others were hurt in a well site explosion in DeSoto Parish. It happened at 11:46 a.m. Tuesday on Walker Road about a mile west-southwest ...

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Roseville HazMat Task Force Responds To Rail Car Incident

HMN- Roseville, Ca. HazHat Task Force responded to a railroad tank car incident on January 30th.  According to the department Facebook page the incident involved Vinyl Acetate as noted in the UN# 1301 (2016 ERG Guide 129). Photo Credit: Roseville Fire Department Facebook “This morning Roseville dispatchers received a call from Union Pacific Railroad regarding an employee who noticed vapor ...

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Firefighters battle saltwater tank fire east of Nordheim, TX

HMN-Firefighters let the tank burn itself out Tuesday afternoon near Nordheim, Tx.  The tank is housed at the Basic Energy Services facility, which disposed of the used salt water according to bizjournals.com.  Authorities are saying the fire poses no toxicity threat to the public. Authorities are investigating what caused an explosion and a fire at a saltwater disposal facility just ...

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4,000 gallon gas tank explodes in Tennessee

  HMN-Firefighters respond to a reported gas tank explosion near Knoxville today. The tanks were being removed from the ground at the time. WVLT provided details of the explosion. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — 911 dispatch says Rural/Metro and the Seymour Volunteer Fire Department are working a 4,000 gallon gas tank explosion near Sevierville Pike. Rural/Metro and the Seymour Volunteer Fire Department ...

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Industrial Fire Familiarization: Floating Roof Tanks

Industrial Fire Familiarization: Floating Roof Tanks   HMN-Floating roof tanks are common forms of storage at many industrial sites, especially those processing or storing petroleum based products.  Familiarizing yourself with their anatomy will give you the upper hand on any emergency involving one of these tanks.   Anatomy These tanks are built as a hollow shell, with a movable, floating ...

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