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us_ia: Possible meth lab explosion
damages local motel
methamphetamine lab may have been the cause of an early morning
explosion Sunday at the Chief Motel, 2701 Main St., Keokuk, according to
information from the Keokuk Fire Department.
task force (Lee County Narcotics Task Force) is still looking at it,=94
said Keokuk Police Chief Tom Crew, commander of the task force. =93We
haven=92t been able to locate an individual that may have been involved,
but to our knowledge, no one was seriously injured.=94
the =93percussion of the explosion or whatever it was blew part of the
soffit off the outside and there was searing of bed items, such as the
comforter and blankets as though there was a
workers hurt in chemical fire
hurt in chemical fire
-- A small fire in an 11th Street chemical company sent three workers to
the hospital with minor injuries Thursday morning, fire officials
A barrel of nitrocellulose, a highly flammable
chemical, caught fire just after 11:30 a.m. at the Kirker Chemical
company, said Deputy Chief John Duffy. Plant employees tried to
extinguish the fire before firefighters arrived, and three were taken to
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center with what appeared to be minor
injuries, Duffy said.
The fire was under control just after noon. Workers
evacuated from the building were allowed back about 1 p.m., Duffy
The building had water damage and minor fire and smoke
damage. The fire remains under investigation.
Australia: Chemical leak evacuates P&O site
Chemical leak evacuates P&O site
10.10am: A P&O terminal in West Melbourne has been evacuated
following an acid leak.
Metropolitan Fire Brigade spokeswoman Jennifer Roberts
said crews were called to the Coode Rd P&O site about 6.45am, after
a pellet started leaking corrosive liquid.
the pellets was leaking inside the factory so they evacuated the people
working there,=94 Ms Roberts said.
US_NY: Zweigle=92s evacuated; worker hospitalized - RocNow.com
Zweigle=92s evacuated; worker
Local News - March 8, 2010
TINA YEE staff photographer
A Rochester Fire Department haz-mat firefighter heads
toward Zweigle=92s to help clean up a chemical spill involving cleaning
accidental mixing of cleaning products at Zweigle=92s Inc. sent one
person to the hospital and closed a street.
maintenance worker at Zweigle=92s, 651 N. Plymouth Ave., was mixing
cleaning chemicals and dumped one in a five-gallon bucket about 7 a.m.,
Rochester Fire Capt. Chris McCullough said.
worker thought the bucket was empty, but it contained the residue of
another chemical. The mixture =97 a mild combination of acid and
chlorine that is common to home cleaning products =97 created a gas that
irritates the lungs, said McCullough.