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australia: Workers collapse after being overcome by
Two workers collapsed when
they were exposed to a potentially deadly gas at a water treatment
factory in Melbourne's west last night.
the workers remains in hospital this morning after the incident at Omega
Chemicals in Laverton North about 11.30pm.
Metropolitan Fire Brigade spokesman Trevor Woodward said a
45-year-old worker had attempted to neutralise waste product with
hydrochloric acid, which gave off a chlorine gas.
us_nh: Hot tip from Tilton puts Franklin meth lab out of
FRANKLIN/TILTON =97 An April
6 raid on a methamphetamine lab in Franklin - the result of a tip from
the Tilton Police Department - ended in an explosive fire that
displaced all the building's residents.
and resulting explosion brought officers from Franklin and Tilton, the
Merrimack County Sheriff's department, the New Hampshire Drug
Enforcement Agency, the State Fire Marshall's office and the N.H. State
Police Bomb Squad to the scene at the corner of Central and West Bow
Chief Robert Cormier of Tilton credited the detectives
from his department for working with confidential informants, resulting
in the latest tip that he passed on to the Franklin
us_ma: Level 3 Hazmat situation at Boston
Update 6:20 AM: Boston
College is reporting that it was a minor leak in the Conte Forum of
This triggered a Hazmat response from the Boston
The situation is now under control.
was in the building and no injuries are being reported.
(NECN) - The
Boston Fire Department is on the scene of a Level 3 Hazmat situation at
That's the highest level of response in a Hazmat
Fire officials tell us there is a confirmed ammonia
leak at Conte Forum.
That's where Boston College plays
australia: Newcastle Harbourpark workers
evacuated twice in one day
fumes flooded Newcastle's Harbourpark building twice yesterday,
prompting two major emergency operations.
Sixteen people were taken to hospital and another 280
evacuated about 9.30am following reports an "unexplained odour" had
flooded the Argyle Street building's upper levels.
3.30pm, less than two hours after the building was deemed safe for
workers to return, staff were evacuated a second time after reporting a
"different chemical odour" had drifted through the
Another 12 people were taken to John Hunter Hospital
for treatment, complaining of respiratory irritation and
The dual evacuation took the total number of major
emergency operations at the site over the past five years to
Hazmat investigations revealed the first release of
chemical fumes yesterday was caused from a water purification chemical,
which was used in the building's air-conditioning