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Driver killed after ammonium nitrate explodes in south Arkansas; area evacuated after blast that was heard miles away

Camden News   The driver of a fertilizer truck was killed when the truck’s wheels caught fire and it exploded in southern Arkansas Wednesday morning, causing a boom that was heard for miles and prompting an evacuation of the surrounding area, authorities said. Arkansas Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Melody Daniel confirmed the fatality and said three firefighters were also ...

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2 injured in Los Angeles explosion following gasoline leak

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One dead after fiery propane tanker explosion

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(FOX) CARROLLTON, Ohio-A man is dead after a tanker truck explosion in Carroll County Thursday. According to Carroll County authorities, David Ross, 48, of Pennsylvania, was driving southbound on State Route 332 when he went off the road, struck the guardrail and three telephone poles. The fully loaded propane tanker truck then went down into the lake and punctured the ...

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Overturned tanker in Scott, LA leaking Glycolic Acid

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(KATC)   HMN-Louisiana State Police, Scott Fire Department, and the Lafayette HAZMAT team are on scene. Scott Fire Department, Lafayette Hazmat, and LSP Hazmat Officials are on the scene of an overturned tractor-trailer in Scott. The fire department says the crash occurred in the 800 Block of Heide Circle. The vehicle is said to be transporting Glycolic Acid. Crews are currently in ...

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At least 50 dead after Congo tanker truck fire

(Detroit News) Kinshasa, Congo – At least 50 people were killed and more than 100 were badly burned when a tanker truck in Congo collided with another truck and, as villagers rushed to collect the leaking fuel, burst into flames, witnesses and officials said Saturday. Faced with one of the country’s deadliest traffic accidents, President Joseph Kabila ordered three days ...

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Possible leak from tanker in Florida on I-75

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HMN-Authorities have a stretch of I-75 shut down while hazmat crews investigate a tanker with a placard labeled 1866.  (MySuncoast) CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FL (WWSB) – Charlotte County officials are warning drivers that I-75 Northbound lanes are closed at Oilwell Road by Mile Marker 154. The highway has been closed since just after 9am. After about an hour, both the northbound ...

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Viral tanker explosion footage from Italy

HMN-A recent viral video from Italy shows just how quickly a HAZMAT transportation incident can occur. HazSim Pro training system has been used to train across the U.S since 2011. Trainers in HazMat and Confined Space realized that ‘tapping the student on the shoulder’ was NOT effective training. This system uses NO hazardous materials and although may not look exactly ...

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Firefighters arrive to spent motor oil blaze just in time.

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HMN-New Waverly firefighters arrived on scene in just enough time to see the relief valves start to spew during a fire that involved a spent motor oil carrying tanker.  The firefighters swift intervention prevented a much larger incident.  (ItemOnline) New Waverly firefighters helped thwart a potentially dangerous situation with a quick response time Tuesday. Members of the New Waverly Fire ...

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Tanker spills chemical on to Suffolk roadway

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Ethanol tanker fire in St. Peters, MO

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