Emergency crews and a hazardous
materials team were called out Monday morning near Herndon after a man
reported a possible chemical burn.
According to state police, a man
had illegally ridden the train from Philadelphia to Northumberland
County. He got off the train near Herndon, and troopers say medical
personnel were called to treat the man for severe burns on his abdomen.
State police say it is not known where the man suffered his injuries. A
news release late Monday night stated there is no evidence the man was
burned on the train.
Paramedics with the Dalmatia Area Ambulance League
responded to the location off Route 147 to treat the man and they, too,
reacted to the suspected chemical. Hazardous materials crews were called
in and decontaminated all three men. A nearby park was closed as a
"When the ambulance crew interfaced with him they
started getting sick and that's when they called for a Hazmat team,"
said Assistant Fire Chief Ron Hinkley of Herndon Fire Company.
The man was
brought into an ambulance that will now have to be decontaminated both
inside and out.
workers were called out to dispose of chemicals left at the scene of a
garage fire in Orange Park Acres on Monday evening, authorities
Firefighters responded to a
blaze at a detached three-car garage near a home in the 10300 block of
Randall Avenue just before 5 p.m., Orange County Fire Authority
Battalion Chief Kris Concepcion said.
A firefighter peeks in to the
fire damaged garage at a home on the 10300 block of E. Randall Avenue in
Orange Park Acres. According the OCFA, the fire started in the garage
Monday evening when a diesel fuel injection solvent that the residents
were working with caught fire. All the residents in the home were able
to evacuate safely and the fire department was able to put the fire out
before it got to the house.
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The fire was under control by
5:19 p.m., Concepcion said, but a Hazmat team was called out about 20
minutes later to deal with one to two gallons of heptane, which the
garage's owner was using for a fuel distribution system for a diesel
Hazmat crews spent hours Monday morning cleaning up after an 18-wheeler
crashed in a southwest Houston neighborhood. The 18-wheeler was leaking
Police said the truck crashed and slipped into a
ditch at midnight on East Anderson Road at Milan Drive. The truck's back
tire slipped into the ditch causing the entire truck to flip over on its
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HOUSTON=97Authorities were busy clearing a scene
early Monday after an 18-wheeler loaded with an acidic chemical
overturned in southwest Houston.
an 18 -wheeler carrying 5,000 gallons of Choline Chloride was traveling
on East Anderson when the driver accidentally passed his delivery
He turned into a gas station on
the corner near Milan in an attempt to turn around. The single lanes
were too small and the 18-wheeler=92s back tires went into a ditch,
causing the big rig to turn on its side and land on a fire
The fire hydrant caused some
minor damage, but did not rupture the truck. The side diesel tank on the
rig, however, did catch a small leak.
Tenants of a Yellowknife
apartment complex were allowed to return to their units late Monday
morning, after emergency crews spent several hours investigating a
strong chemical smell in the building.
RCMP and the Yellowknife Fire
Division evacuated 100 Beck Court around 5 a.m. MT, after they confirmed
reports of a "strong odour" on the building's second floor.
division's hazardous-materials team identified the smell in a part of
the hallway on the second floor, but it could not pinpoint the source of
the odour, Deputy Chief Jason Davidson said.
crews are working to clean up the mess left from a chemical explosion at
Spectrum Microwave this morning that sent about 20 employees to area
Fire Chief Ricky Plummer said it appears different
chemicals reacted in a 30-gallon plastic drum, causing the explosion at
400 Nickerson Road. The explosion shot the chemicals around the
laboratory but Plummer said he believes the incident was contained to
Clean Harbors, a private company contracted by
Spectrum, is in charge of the cleanup. The state HazMat team is also
working at the building.
=93It=92s going to be a fairly
extensive process,=94 Plummer said. =93It=92s a pretty big
Seven people went to Marlborough Hospital and 11
people were taken to Worcester hospitals with minor respiratory issues,
MILLCREEK, Salt Lake County, Utah =97 Shortly after
8 a.m. Sunday, Hazmat crews responded to a liquid nitrogen leak at the
Tandem Labs building at 1121 East 3900 South in Millcreek.
tank of the substance sprung a leak, causing fire authorities to close
down parts of 1100 East, although authorities say it isn't a safety
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"We're just gonna keep people out of the area until
we get this remedied," said Capt. Cliff Burningham with the Unified Fire
The nitrogen lowers oxygen levels in the laboratory,
so crews are taking all necessary precautions.
notice that the firefighters are in their full turnout gear and also
their self contained breathing apparattuses," said Capt. Burningham.
"That protects their respiratory drive so they can be in that
environment where there's low oxygen concentrations."
The leak was
first notified by Unified Fire Authority officers who were out in the
"They arrived, the first arriving unit, and found
the steam and vapor coming from the storage doors of a laboratory," said
Officials don't know what caused the leak and plan
to let the liquid nitrogen supplier handle the situation, saying they
EL PASO, Texas -- El Paso Fire
Department hazmat crew was on the scene of a chemical spill in far East
El Paso Saturday.
According to El Paso County
Sheriff's Officials, a corrosive liquid was found leaking from a
Sheriff's deputies closed off
the area near 1316 N. Horizon as a precaution.
Deputies say some people came in contact with the
substance and had to be decontaminated.
According to sheriff=92s spokesman, the chemical is believed to be
trimethylolpropane poloxypropylene triamine.
RIO DE JANEIRO - Four workers were killed and
three others injured when they were exposed to toxic fumes while
cleaning tanks at a chemical plant in Sao Paulo, Brazil=92s largest
city, the fire department said Sunday.
The accident happened Saturday
afternoon at the plant in Jardin Santo Amaro, a neighborhood in the
southern section of Sao Paulo.
The workers were wearing masks,
but they were overcome by toxic fumes from sulfuric and muriatic acid,
which are used for routine cleaning at the nickel-processing
Firefighters found one person dead at the scene and
four others in serious condition.
One of the men died while being
transported to the hospital, the fire department said.
found two other victims inside the tank.
Akim Oda (E/R), Jan. 16, GNA - Six container shops
at the Oda Market in the Birim Central Municipal Assembly, were engulfed
in flames, destroying property estimated at GH=A260,000.
the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) used buckets and other small
containers to fight the inferno, due to lack of fire tenders, causing
amusement among onlookers.
The Birim Wood Complex Limited
provided water tankers to the GNFS before the fire was brought under
Assistant Divisional Fire Officer Ransford Ababio,
in charge of the municipality told the Ghana News Agency that the fire
at the market followed another disaster at the Finance Block of the
assembly at about 0500 hours on January 13, when the building went up in
flames destroying a number of items.
Kuwait's Equate Petrochemical Co
said it has controlled a fire on Sunday morning at its aromatics
complex, with no impact on production.
which resulted from a leak in the aromatics complex, was immediately
contained and it was extinguished at 9:30am Kuwait time,' Equate said in
a statement on Sunday.
HORIZON - The
hazmat team is working to clean up a chemical spill in Horizon
El Paso County Sheriff's
Deputies say a corrosive liquid leaked out of a tractor trailer. There's
no word on serious injuries, but we have learned some people are being
Initial reports suggests this chemical could be
toxic. Deputies are asking for people to avoid the area, however they
say it is mainly for traffic concerns.
A man attempted to kill himself at the Somerset
Industrial Park Saturday morning after creating a deadly gas from
Somerset Borough police Chief Randy Cox said the
man, who he declined to identify, created Hydrogen Sulfide by mixing two
unnamed household cleaners together. The man had parked his truck in the
parking lot of the industrial park in front of the Department of Public
Welfare around 9 a.m. He placed a sign on his truck that said =93call
When police arrived the man had a jug of the
chemical and was outside the vehicle.
An Amtrak Coast Starlight train
was forced to stop at a Camarillo Metrolink station Saturday afternoon
and evacuate passengers because of a Freon leak in one of its
The Coast Starlight was en route from Los Angeles to
Sacramento with 134 passengers, an Amtrak spokeswoman said.
evacuated about 2 p.m. was in good condition and safe, the Ventura
County Fire Department reported.
A hazardous materials team was
sent to the site. The leak originated from a chiller used to keep food,
beverages and other things cold, the Amtrak spokeswoman said.
station was evacuated yesterday afternoon after it was feared people
could be exposed to harmful gases.
Tooting Broadway station was
closed at about 1pm yesterday after staff smelt gas in the station
London Fire Brigade launched a major operation to
deal with the incident, with 14 specialist units dispatched to the
scene, including officers in chemical suits.
were relieved to find the smell of gas was from underground sewers,
after a manhole cover inside the station had become dislodged.
that attended the incident said the station was closed for about an
hour-and-a-half and major disruption was caused to traffic in the
Pavements around the station and some lanes of
traffic were closed to give London Fire Brigade access to the
The firefighter said: "Thankfully there was no risk
to the public, just a bad smell."
He added: "But in these
situation we cannot take any chances which is why we took the action we
Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A dangerous trend from Japan is popping up in
Police in Baldwin have reported the state's second
A car full of deadly chemical
gas was found just south of Baldwin.
Part of the suicide method calls
for notes to be left on the windows, warning of the dangerous gas
The Big Rapids Fire Department's hazmat crew was
called to the scene to deal with the situation.
Police say if
you come across a similar incident, stay away and call police.
Firefighters say Polyurethane
fumes are to blame for a number of people saying they feel sick at a new
Beaumont elementary school campus today.
A Beaumont Fire Department
dispatcher says nobody had to be taken to the hospital, but around 11:50
AM, the Beaumont Fire Department was called to reports of fumes making
people sick at Martin Elementary at 3500 Pine Street. That is a
new school campus in North Beaumont. Firefighters discovered the
fumes were coming from some contractors putting sealant on the floor in
the school's gym. The fumes had drifted from the gym into the rest
of the building. The building was sealed off and the fire
department is using a fan to help ventilate the
A FARM worker
has been taken to hospital after mixing chemicals.
Four fire engines from Uttoxeter, Cheadle, Longton
and Newcastle and specialist appliances from Stone, Hanley and Newcastle
were sent to the chemical spill at a farm in Jardines Lane, Stubwood, at
5.45pm on Thursday.
they found a man suffering with breathing difficulties and a chemical
spillage in a milking parlour.
in gas tight suits were sent into the parlour to retrieve the chemical
drums so they could identify what chemicals had been mixed.
They then worked to contain the spillage before a
specialist chemical company was brought in to dispose of the chemicals
Station manager Garry Goodwin
said: =93The man had been mixing chemicals to carry out work on the
=93He=92d used the chemicals
before but had mixed them in a steel bucket. On this occasion he used
larger quantities than normal and mixed them in a plastic
A SCHOOL has
been forced to close today after a chemical spill in one of the science
More than 500 pupils and staff at Uplands Middle
School were evacuated this morning just before 9am when staff detected
the smell of chemicals in one part of the school.
Service sent crews from Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill to the
York Road school.
By the time firefighters arrived all pupils had been
sent to the Upper School to ensure they were not at any risk.
Suffolk Fire=92s group manager, said a chemical spill within a school
meant they had to take every precaution.
Firefighters using full chemical
uniforms located a =93small spill=94 in one of the science labs before
removing it from the school.