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Two Bridgewater State University employees were taken to
the hospital after they were sickened by an unknown chemical
At 11:41 a.m. the Bridgewater fire department was
called to Bridgewater State University and began a tier 1 haz-mat
response-- the least serious response level.
service employees were working near a dishwasher and food disposal area
in a kitchen in the east campus commons, when they became
"They were nauseous, they were dizzy, they were
vomiting," said Eva Gaffney, Director of the Office of
Institutional Communications at BSU. "They were treated by the town of
Bridgewater's ambulance crews and subsequently sent to Brockton Hospital
for further treatment and evaluation."
SC (WIS) =E2=80=93 Columbia firefighters are on the scene of chemical
spill at the University of South Carolina's Graduate Science Research
Center on Sumter Street.
Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins said a student in one of the
labs knocked over and broke a container of a chemical called
Tetrahydfuran that was being using for an experiment. Jenkins said
Tetrahydfuran can be flammable and cause respiratory problems, and is
known to evaporate quickly once exposed to air.
were about three people inside the fifth-floor laboratory when the spill
occurred, and about 15 to 20 people were evacuated from the building.
Jenkins said everyone was able to make it out of the building
A hazardous materials team has entered the building
and is ventilating the facility. There were no reports of damage to the
Northeast Senior High School in Pasadena was evacuated
this morning after reports of a chemical odor.
James Rostek with the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said that the
first reports of the odor came at 9:29 this morning. The fire
department's hazardous materials team was dispatched to the school and
the cause was determined to be an organic solvent that was used on the
floor tiles overnight.
Rostek said that the solvent was only known to be an
As of this writing, students were being picked up by
parents and guardians but school was not dismissed.
NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. (AP)
=E2=80=94 An explosion rocked a small chemical plant Thursday in West
Virginia's northern panhandle, killing two workers and injuring two
people, police and company officials said.
The explosion happened around 1:20 p.m. at the AL
Solutions Inc. plant in New Cumberland, a small town about 33 miles west
The first officer on the
scene, Lt. Jeremy Krzys, said he had been sitting at a traffic light
when he heard the blast and immediately rushed to the
"I just heard a loud bang
and all of a sudden you saw black smoke pouring out," Krzys
Krzys said he saw two
injured men run out of the building when he arrived. He said one man was
badly burned, while the other was still on fire. Krzys says co-workers
used blankets to extinguish the man who was on fire.
LEBANON =E2=80=93 Three teens turned themselves into
police in connection with a soda bottle bomb that destroyed a mailbox in
the Daisy Hill area of the city.
and ages of the teens were not released because they are juveniles,
according to Lt. Shawn Freitas. The charges against them will proceed in
Juvenile Court, he said.
said the mail box exploded into pieces, with some landing more than 20
feet from the post. Pieces of the mailbox had a strange brownish liquid
on them and the bottle had a chemical smell.
The mailbox was blown up Sunday morning by what police
describe as a "works" bomb, a chemical reaction bomb made from common
chemicals and powerful enough to deliver second or third degree chemical
burns, serious injuries or death.
investigators report finding no contamination following two explosions
at a Shandong Yanggu Zhongshi Pharmaceutical factory in Liaocheng City,
about 600 miles northwest of Shanghai. Seven people suffered injuries,
the worst of which appears to be a broken leg.
explosion took place at 5:40 a.m. local time Wednesday. The second
occurred at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, producing "a large fireball and thick
smoke," according to local press reports. Firefighters still tending the
first explosion were waiting for it to burn out when the second blast
occurred. The chemical aniline fueled the second
Air quality tests for benzene, xylene, amine and
hydrogen sulfide yielded findings within acceptable levels as far as a
half mile from the plant. Some 8,000 people had been evacuated from
LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A jackknifed tractor trailer spilled its load
onto Interstate 95, affecting the morning commute
Stacks of plywood scattered across the southbound
lanes of the I-95, just before the Broward Boulevard exit, after two
trucks collided. The spill backed up traffic for miles as crews spent
several hours cleaning up nearly 600 sheets of plywood.
Complicating matters, 150 gallons of diesel fuel also leaked
onto the interstate and HAZMAT crews had to be called to the scene.
"They were able to control the fuel spill and get it cleaned up rather
quickly," said Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark
REDDITCH fire crews are still at the scene of a
chemical leak at Hopwood Park Services at Junction 2 of the
Fire crews wer called out at 7am this morning to the
incident which involved a hydraulic leak after a lorry caught on
The fuel supply at the services had been stopped but
has now been restored.
Edgemont High School student was taken to the hospital for evaluation
after a chemical was sprayed in her eye during a biology
"We hope that she is fine," said Principal Barry C.
Friedman. "The nurse acted properly, did whatever triage was
needed=E2=80=A6and flushed her eyes out. The school then called the EMTs
and the girl's parents, and they decided to take her to the hospital to
check her out."
The accident, which occurred at approximately 12:10
p.m., prompted Greenburgh patrol officers, EMTs and a fire truck to
arrive at the school. It isunclear which experiment was being performed
during the biology class, how the accident occurred or what sort of
chemicals were involved.