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people were taken to hospital and two were treated at the scene after a
chemical incident in Manchester.
Fire crews were called to
The Alchemist bar in Spinningfields at 0143 BST following reports of a
substance giving off furmes.
Greater Manchester Ambulance Service said two people
with asthma were taken to hospital with breathing
All four people affected were employees of the
A Greater Manchester Fire Service spokesperson said it
was suspected the fumes were caused by an accidental mixing of two heavy
duty cleaning agents in the kitchen.
workers have been hurt in a chemical spill at a boat building company in
It is thought that two chemicals reacted in a drum and
splashed workers at Sealine International in Kidderminster, the fire
West Midlands Ambulance crew treated two men and a
woman for breathing problems caused by the toxic vapours on Monday
Environmental protection officers decontaminated the
Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service station
commander Chris White said the workers were not too "seriously
BRISTOL/WARREN - An art class mishap turned into a 20
minute interruption, with fire, rescue and police responding to Mt. Hope
High School at 12:15 p.m. in response to a chemical spill. The spill, it
turned out, was a small container of mineral spirits used to clean a
student=92s paint brush in art class.
in Room F124 accidentally knocked a small glass jar that contained two
or three ounces of mineral spirits to the floor, breaking the jar,
causing its contents to collect in a small puddle on the floor. As the
student began cleaning up the spilled liquid with paper towels, an
unidentified person pulled an alarm and the building was
Following protocol, and not immediately knowing the
nature of the spill, three fire trucks, one rescue and a medic truck, as
well as police were dispatched to the school.
One person was injured in a flash fire at Hoeganaes
Corporation on Airport Road in Gallatin, a plant that produces powdered
metal products, according to the Gallatin Fire Department. This is the
second such flash fire at the facility since January.
responders were dispatched to the scene at 2 p.m.
person sustained burns in the accident and was transported to a nearby
hospital, according to fire department officials.
identity of the person burned, the severity of the injuries and the
hospital to which the person was transported have not been released as
of Tuesday evening.
CHITWAN: Six workers have
been injured when a fire broke out due to chemical leakage at a
pharmaceutical factory at Yagyapuri in Bhatarpur-6 of Chitwan district
According to witnesses, fire and smoke had broken out
at Live Care and Agri Care medicine production unit when raw materials
for two different medicines came in contact.
injured have been admitted to Chitwan Medical College in Bharatpur for
treatment. The condition of three injured is reported to be
IRVINGTON - Irvington Police became suspicious when
they received a report of a vehicle on Osceola Avenue near Havermeyer
Road Monday evening with signs in the windows that read =93CALL
When they got there, they found a man, unconscious,
slumped over in the front seat of a locked Jeep Liberty. Officers
detected a strong chemical order coming from the vehicle and observed a
container with a blue liquid.
They recognized the signs as being consistent with
someone who is trying to commit suicide through the use of
The Irvington Fire Department, Irvington Ambulance
Corps, Westchester County Department of Public Safety and county
Department of Emergency Services were called to the scene. As a
precaution, nearby residents were asked to voluntarily evacuate the
After a short investigation, the vehicle was opened
and the dead body of a man, identified as John Kelly, 24, was recovered,
Police Chief Michael Cerone said.
Winnipeg firefighters and members of the hazmat team
removed several containers of suspicious chemicals Tuesday morning from
a vehicle in St. Norbert.
Police pulled over a four-door sedan Monday night on
Pembina Highway near Grandmont Boulevard after observing it driving in
an erratic manner.
Police discovered the vehicle in question has lapsed
insurance. The 27-year-old male driver was believed to be under the
influence of an unknown substance and place into
A further search of the vehicle revealed large
cylinders and plastic bottles in the trunk of the car. Police say the
items found were consistent with a methamphetamine
Traffic in the area was affected for several hours as
police investigated. The sedan was parked in a roped off area in the
parking lot of the Mac=92s convenience store.
Mich. -- A small fire broke out Tuesday morning at a Troy building
belonging to a pavement painting company.
A spokesman for P.K. Contracting on Barrette Road said
a solvent in a paint mixture caught fire but was quickly extinguished.
There was no damage to a the building or injuries to any
injuries were reported Tuesday morning in a chemical spill at a Matthews
apartment complex, police say.
The spill was reported
shortly after 9:30 a.m. at the Bexley Apartments, in the 12800 block of
Vinings Creek Drive. That is off East John Street, near the Interstate
A spokeswoman for Matthews police said the spill
happened in a storage building near the apartments' swimming pool, and
the leak was confined to the building.
Charlotte's Hazmat team was called to help the Matthews Fire
Department, but the chemical vapors had dissipated by the time crews
A mishap with a reaction experiment in an
environmental nanochemistry laboratory of Brauer Hall brought at least
nine fire trucks to the northeast of campus Tuesday
No one was injured and,
according to fire department officials at the scene, damage was
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Fire Chief Michael Arras (left) speaks with a firefighter outside Brauer
Hall early Tuesday afternoon. Three fire departments responded to a
possible chemical leak in one of the building=92s
When the reaction, carried out in a microwave inside
of a fume hood, started smoking, the student performing the experiment
phoned the Washington University Police Department, which called
Michael Arras, deputy fire
chief for the city of St. Louis, said that the accident was quickly
contained and repercussions were minimal.
was] a little bit of dry powder, but that=92s about it; other than that,
it was contained,=94 Arras said.
Part of a north-Lincoln YMCA
was evacuated Monday morning after someone smelled an unusual
concentration of chlorine.
materials crews responded to the YMCA at 2601 N. 70th St., around
An employee was fixing a
pool pump when some chemicals leaked, according to Battalion Chief
was taken to the hospital for minor inhalation and has since been
released, she said.
TWO people have been taken to hospital and a whole
workforce evacuated after a toxic chemical leak at a factory in
Employees of Sealine on Whitehall Road fled the
building when an alarm sounded after a skin irritant was spilt at about
Two people were stripped and washed down at the scene
by the ambulance hazardous area response team, before being taken to
Worcestershire Royal Hospital as minor casualties.
A noxious white vapour cloud
set off alarm bells at a North Shore grocery store this past
Crews from West Vancouver Fire and Rescue were called
to the 1600 block of Marine Drive shortly before 1:30 a.m. on Sunday
(Mar. 27) after toxic fumes triggered the store's automatic detection
After arriving at the scene, fire crews evacuated the
building and gathered the store's night crew inside a fire
Investigators determined the white cloud filling the
store was a chemical known as Forane R507 =97 commonly used in
In large doses the chemical, which was spraying from a
disconnected supply hose, can compromise heart function and cause
central nervous system disorders.
MOBILE METH LAB FOUND ON
TRAFFIC STOP - JOURNAL ADVOCATE, h
-- A Logan County Sheriff's Office traffic stop lead to the discovery of
chemicals and waste used in the production of methamphetamine Thursday.
Shannon E. Ederer, 31, was arrested on charges of unlawful manufacturing
of methamphetamines -- criminal attempt, possession of drug
paraphernalia and driving while under suspension.
Ederer was contacted at C.R. 33 and Highway 14 for
speeding. After further investigation a search warrant was issued for
the vehicle. Suspicious items were located inside the vehicle and later
identified as chemicals used in the manufacturing of
members of the Eastern Colorado Plains Drug Task Force and the Sterling
Fire Department were called out to assist the LCSO in processing the
materials. After processing, a hazardous waste disposal company
collected the materials for proper destruction.
An Army Bomb Disposal Team were called to Stratford
College in Terenure, Dublin today following a dangerous chemical being
found in the school laboratory.
arrived on scene at 2.55pm and removed a quantity of the chemical
2.4-Dinitrophenylhydrazine, which can become unstable over time, from
the school grounds.
chemical was removed to a nearby green area where a controlled explosion
was carried out.
ROCK - Some residents of a west Little Rock apartment complex woke up
to the sound of an explosion Monday morning, police say it's the result
of a homemade meth lab.
The explosion blew a door off the apartment at the
Napa Valley Apartment complex, 501 Napa Valley Drive.
was injured in the blast, but the tenant of the apartment, Emily
Henderson, 39, was charged with manufacturing meth and maintaining a
Police say they are looking for a second male suspect
in the case.
Chemical used in manufacturing the drug were removed
from the apartment. The explosion did not damage surrounding
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Hazmat
crews sealed up an ammonia leak at Reser=92s Fine Foods early Monday
Tualatin Valley Fire and
Rescue got the report of the ammonia leak on Southwest Jenkins Road in
Beaverton around 2 a.m. Thirty-five employees had to evacuate the plant
while emergency crews worked to seal the spill.
Crews shut down the road between 153rd and 158th
streets while they worked. The road is now back open. No one was
(KMOV) - A man living in south St. Louis suspected of manufacturing
meth is now in custody.
Police say while they suspected the man was making
meth, they had not collected enough evidence for a search warrant.
they came into contact with the man Monday night and he proceeded to go
inside the house to dump the questionable contents down the
Those contents caught
This happened in the 3900 block of Schiller Place,
near Grand and Bates.
Firefighters initially treated the incident as a
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