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Blast in 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 said.

Fire fighters rushed to the spot immediately, they said.The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, they said.

The injured were admitted to a government hospital in the district, police added.

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Hazardous chemical leak at pub

EMERGENCY services have been called to a Hampshire pub after hazardous gas was discovered leaking from a walk-in refrigerator.

Fire 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.

Arkansas m/homepage/x745464878/Chemical-blaze-destroys-Jimmy-Sanders-building-at-Ma rianna

Chemical blaze destroys Jimmy Sanders building at Marianna

By Daily World Staff
The Daily World
Mon Jan 18, 2010, 05:28 PM CST

Fire 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.


Marianna 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.

 =93Th 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 

Herndon 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.

Herndon said the firefighters protected chemicals stored in a separate shed. A backhoe was deployed to keep the chemicals from running off into ditches.

=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 said.

The fire call was one of three handled by the Marianna Fire Department over the weekend, Herndon said.

=93We had 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.

MFD 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.

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