chemical factory injures 13 in Kopargaon
Kopargaon: Thirteen labourers were injured after an
explosion triggered at Sainath Chemicals factory in MIDC in Kopargaon,
Maharashtra police said today. The explosion took place last night, they
Fire fighters rushed to the spot immediately, they
said.The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, they
The injured were admitted to a government hospital in
the district, police added.
Hazardous chemical leak at pub
services have been called to a Hampshire pub after hazardous gas was
discovered leaking from a walk-in refrigerator.
crews were called to the Kings Head pub in The Square, Wickham just
after 1.30pm after a member of staff became unwell after detecting a
strange smell in a walk in chiller.
Ambulance crews were called
to the scene to treat a member of staff who came into contact with the
dangerous chemical, believed to be freon gas.
Chemical blaze destroys Jimmy Sanders building at
By Daily World Staff
The Daily World
18, 2010, 05:28 PM CST
departments from Marianna, Hughes, Moro and Barton battled an
agricultural chemical fire Friday afternoon that destroyed a building at
the Jimmy Sanders, Inc. operation west of the town.
Fire Chief Rodney Herndon reported Monday that fire erupted about 3 p.m.
Friday inside a shop at the Jimmy Sanders operation on U.S. Highway 79
west of Marianna causing a wall to collapse and destroying chemicals
within the structure.
e fire started in the attic and spread quickly,=94 Herndon said. =93One
of the employees told us he witnessed =91a ball of fire=92 falling from
the ceiling and when he turned around the whole wall was on fire and
starting to collapse.=94
said a Sanders employee attempted to extinguish the fire before a call
was made to the MFD.
Fire units from Hughes, Barton and Moro were called,
Herndon said. Helena-West Helena Assistant Fire Chief Travis Williams
drove to Marianna to be on standby, Herndon said.
said the firefighters protected chemicals stored in a separate shed. A
backhoe was deployed to keep the chemicals from running off into
=93We knew it was supposed to rain Saturday and we
wanted to keep the ag chemicals from getting into the ditches and float
toward town,=94 Herndon said.
An air quality team from Little Rock was in Marianna
Monday monitored the scene for possible chemical contamination, Herndon
The fire call was one of three handled by the Marianna
Fire Department over the weekend, Herndon said.
just responded to a house fire on (Arkansas) Highway 1 south (of
Marianna) when we got the call to Sanders,=94 Herndon said. The house
was heavily damaged by fire, he said.
responded to a house fire Saturday night on Lucille Street, Herndon
said. Cause of that fire that heavily damaged the residence is still
unknown, Herndon said.