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Three people, including an 11-year-old and a
17-year-old, were burned from a reported methamphetamine laboratory
explosion Sunday in Eau Claire.
Shortly after midnight
Sunday, the Dowagiac City Police Department was sent to
Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital after a 36-year-old female was brought to
the hospital with severe chemical burns.
approximately the same time, the Berrien County Sheriff=92s Department
was sent to Lakeland Hospital in Niles, after a 17-year-old male entered
the hospital for chemical burns.
During this investigation,
the Dowagiac City Police Department and the Berrien County Sheriff=92s
Department learned that the chemical burns to both subjects were caused
by a meth lab explosion.
Kapolei High School students were arrested, and an employee was sent to
a hospital with lightheadedness and nausea after a plastic bottle
exploded in a campus restroom just before noon
The two 14-year-old males were arrested for
investigation of reckless endangering and released pending
investigation, a police spokeswoman said.
explosion, caused by what firefighters described as a "chemical pressure
bomb," happened in a boys' restroom in "G" Building.
adults, both of whom appeared to be security guards, were treated for
chemical exposure at about 1 p.m. yesterday, said Bryan Cheplic,
spokesman for the city Emergency Services Department.
A teacher and three Grade 11 girls suffered minor
injuries in a chemical explosion in a science lab at Brennan Catholic
High School in Windsor, Ont., on Tuesday morning.
understand two were cut more severely than the other students, but all
of them are being checked out for ringing ears and possible
lacerations," said communications co-ordinator Jill
Braido said the explosion, which caused students' ears
to ring, was an exothermic reaction between the ingredients potassium
chlorate, manganese dioxide, sugar and glycerin.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- An Orange
County hospital was on lockdown Tuesday afternoon because of a hazardous
Hospital officials said the
lockdown was ordered at Dr. Phillips Hospital's emergency department
after a patient arrived and said she had been exposed to the
"That patient is being
treated. No patient care within the hospital has been affected," Dr.
Phillips Hospital spokeswoman Katie Dagenais said.
HOUSTON=97 All northbound
and southbound lanes of Highway 59 near the Liberty, San Jacinto County
line were temporarily shut down Tuesday morning due to a chemical
truck fire, but that has since been cleared.
Authorities said a vehicle pulling a trailer carrying
methyl- acrylate, a highly flammable chemical, toppled over around 4:50
a.m. The driver was said to be OK.
- Emergency personnel responded to a chemical leak at the McLean
Wellness Pool at 75 Great Pond Road at around 7:45 this morning. As of
11 a.m., fire and other officials who responded to the scene determined
that the area, which is separate from the main facility, is free and
clear of any potential hazard and the next step will be to fix the
=93Never at any time were any residents or employees
of the facility in any danger,=94 said David Bordonaro, president of
SIMSBURY, Conn. -- Two
maintenance workers were taken to an area hospital after a chemical
spill in Simsbury, officials said.
was reported just before 9 a.m. at the McLean Adult Day Health Care
Center on Hop Meadow Road.
officials said the substance leaked from a nearby pipe, but was
contained and no one was in danger.
maintenance workers were taken to the hospital as a
LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (WAFB) - It was a close call for
neighbors in The Willows subdivision in Livingston Parish. Deputies said
a 9-year-old boy found what they call an "ice bomb" in his
Deputies said they found a total of five "ice bombs"
in the subdivision. Three of them exploded.
are made inside of a two liter coke bottle. That does
not necessarily sound too dangerous, but it can be quite
destructive when detonated.
"At like 1:15 a.m. I heard a big boom," said neighbor
Brenda Gaudin. "I jumped out of my bed."
said she dismissed the loud noise assuming it was a transformer blowing
out. She later learned that "big boom" was much more.
Tuesday, Gaudin's 9-year-old Seth, went to check his family's
mail. "He came running back inside and he said momma there's a
coke bottle in the mailbox," said Gaudin.
bottle police said was an "ice bomb." It was powerful enough to blow a
"If it blew up on me I could have been hurt by metal
or been scratched very hard and hit hard," said Seth.
First responders treated a smoking semi-truck as a
hazardous material scene Tuesday and shut down the Clipper Gap freeway
offramp for most of the day.
But at about 4:30 p.m., firefighters and a hazmat team
cleared the scene and the truck.
=93The truck didn=92t spill
anything at all,=94 Capt. Bill Donovan with the Auburn area California
Highway Patrol office said Tuesday.
Donovan said firefighters
took precautionary measures after they received a call at about 10:24
a.m. that a semi-truck driver reported black smoke coming out of part of
his trailer after he pulled off at the Clipper Gap Road
At about 10:40 a.m., first responders shut down the
Interstate 80 offramp in Applegate and said there was a =93corrosive
spillage=94 and were treating it as a hazmat scene, according to the
California Highway Patrol=92s website.
said the truck was carrying a mixed load and had a placard on it
indicating there were corrosive materials inside.
Route 72 is now open after crews managed to clean up
According to a county dispatcher it was 35 gallons of
kerosene that spilled on the roadway.
Lebanon Township Police are still looking into what caused the
D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services were
dispatched shortly after 1 p.m. Friday to the corner of New York and
Florida avenues Northeast, near Gallaudet University. Several people
were complaining of a =93foul odor,=94 said fire department spokesman
The department=92s hazardous materials squad responded
but found nothing harmful. They did, however, track down the offending
odor: A woman with exceptionally strong body spray.
sprayed herself with this stuff called Hawaiian Ginger and Tropical
Dream body spray, made by Calgon,=94 Etter said in an
EMS evaluated 18 people at the scene, Etter said, but
nobody went to the hospital. It was strong, apparently, but not
N.C. =97 Two contractors working at Cree, Inc. in Research Triangle Park
were transported to the hospital after coming into contact with
hydrochloric acid on Tuesday afternoon, Bethesda Volunteer Fire Company
Chief Robert Andrews said.
Crews were called to 3026 E. Cornwallis Road for a
pipe burst around 3 p.m., but the issue was upgraded to an acid spill,
the department said.
The contractors immediately washed the acid off in
nearby showers, which are located throughout the building as a
precaution, Andrews said. They were taken to Duke University
Hospital as a precaution.
The building was evacuated
when hazmat crews arrived. Andrews said the pipe that was leaking the
acid was immediately shut off.