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20-years since gas explosions, reflections on a scary time in Hutchinson

1 day 22 hours ago
Originally published by SALINA POST HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Rex Buchanan, retired from the Kansas Geological Survey noted that several things all came together to allow for the gas explosions in the city of Hutchinson on January 17 and 18, 2001. “I looked at some of those old maps of Hutch in that process,” Buchanan said. […]
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5 dead, 7 hospitalized in suspected carbon monoxide leak in Italy

1 day 22 hours ago
Originally published by XINHUA NET ROME, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) — Five people died and seven others were hospitalized in critical condition in what rescuers said was a probable case of carbon monoxide poisoning at a rest home near Rome, the Italian National Fire Department said Saturday. The rest home, called Villa Diamanti, is located in […]
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Photos: 500 pounds of meth, 9 pounds fentanyl, $450K, guns seized in South Carolina bust; 2 arrested

2 days 22 hours ago
Originally published by NEWS13 CHEROKEE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – More than 500 pounds of methamphetamine was found during a South Carolina drug investigation. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office announced its largest methamphetamine seizures in the county’s history Friday. Investigators said officers from numerous local and federal agencies executed three search warrants on the properties close […]
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Carbon monoxide precautions urged

3 days 23 hours ago
Originally published by MURRAY LEDGER & TIMES FRANKFORT (KT) ­— The ongoing cold weather and the possibility of accumulating snow over the weekend has prompted the Kentucky Department for Public Health to remind people to take precautions against carbon monoxide, or CO, poisoning. “Cold weather and weather-related power outages are more likely to result in Kentuckians using […]
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VIDEO: Hazmat team at Creighton campus, reports of ricin

4 days 2 hours ago
Originally published by abc8 OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Creighton students were evacuated off campus after a student reportedly attempted to produce a highly poisonous toxin. Hazmat teams were called to the scene around 9:15 Thursday night. They quickly sealed off the suspected student’s apartment and the Creighton University Medical Center campus, where one person was […]
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Duke Health hyperbaric chamber life-saving tool against carbon monoxide poisoning

4 days 10 hours ago
Originally published by 11abc DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) — As it gets colder, the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning increases in your home. But special equipment at Duke Health could be the difference between life and death. “We’re one of the few facilities that has a 24/7 hyperbaric facility,” said Dr. Richard Moon of Duke Health. […]
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Two hazardous material scenes near Creighton

4 days 10 hours ago
Originally published by NEWS ON YOUR SIDE The Omaha Fire Department was working two hazardous material scenes Thursday night near the Creighton Campus. Few details were available immediately. The first scene was at Creighton University Davis Square, an on-campus apartment building at 20th & Burt. The other was at CHI Health Creighton University at 24th […]
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St. Petersburg residents return home after drug lab explosion

4 days 23 hours ago
Police are still investigating the Wednesday explosion, which temporarily displaced residents of 11 other apartment units.Originally published by TAMPA BAY TIMES ST. PETERSBURG — Neighbors of an apartment rocked by a drug lab explosion Wednesday were allowed to return home after being displaced overnight, according to the apartment complex management. A woman who answered the […]
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Toxic chemical leak at LG plant injures seven workers

4 days 23 hours ago
Originally published by BUSINESS INSURANCE A highly toxic chemical leaked from display panel maker LG Display Co. Ltd.’s Paju, South Korea-based factory on Jan. 13, injuring seven workers, The Korea Herald reported citing Yonhap News Agency. The authorities estimate 300 liters of tetra methyl ammonium hydroxide has leaked in the accident.
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Officials: Natural Gas Explosion Leveled Gates Home

4 days 23 hours ago
Originally published by SPECTRUM NEWS GATES, N.Y. — Fire officials have completed the investigation into the explosion that leveled a home in Gates last month. The Gates fire chief says it was a natural gas explosion. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Monroe County Fire Bureau investigation found the explosion was a result of an accumulated […]
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One dead, three critical in mass ‘chemical suicide’ attempt in Queens

5 days 7 hours ago
Originally published by AMNY Police arrested an emotionally disturbed 30-year-old man who is believed to have stabbed his father to death and possibly poisoned three other members of his family early Thursday morning in Queens Village.  Initial reports from fire department sources indicated the emergency call, which came in around 6:30 a.m., on Jan. 14 […]
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Toxic chemical leak at LG plant injures seven workers

5 days 9 hours ago
Originally published by BUSINESS INSURANCE A highly toxic chemical leaked from display panel maker LG Display Co. Ltd.’s Paju, South Korea-based factory on Jan. 13, injuring seven workers, The Korea Herald reported citing Yonhap News Agency. The authorities estimate 300 liters of tetra methyl ammonium hydroxide has leaked in the accident.
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Spokane Valley Fire roundup: Carbon monoxide detectors sound alarms

5 days 10 hours ago
Originally published by THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW The week of Jan. 4-10 was a fairly quiet one for crews with the Spokane Valley Fire Department, but there was one constant. Each week, including this week, typically includes calls from people reporting that their carbon monoxide detectors are sounding. What many people don’t realize is that carbon monoxide […]
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$18,000 worth of fentanyl seized from Titusville home, police say

5 days 10 hours ago
Originally published by ClickOrlando TITUSVILLE, Fla. – Titusville police say they seized 160 grams of deadly fentanyl from a home after receiving tips about drug activity. Records show the Titusville Police Department Special Investigations unit executed a search warrant at a house on Valley Lane on Wednesday and found $18,000 worth of fentanyl, an opioid responsible […]
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‘DIRE CONSEQUENCES’ What does Hazmat mean?

5 days 10 hours ago
Originally published by THE Sun HAZARDOUS materials are often released into the environment – either by accident or in connection with a natural disaster. Unfortunately some of these incidents have resulted in serious injury or death. What does Hazmat stand for? Hazmat is an abbreviation for hazardous materials – substances “that may pose a reasonable […]
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Powdered narcotic prompts hazmat response in Stoneham

5 days 10 hours ago
Originally published by 7 News Boston STONEHAM, MASS. (WHDH) – The discovery of a powdered narcotic at a home in Stoneham on Thursday morning prompted a large hazmat response, officials said. Emergency crews responding to a report of an unknown powdered narcotic at a home on Franklin Street around 10:45 a.m. declared a Tier 1 […]
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Idaho man killed in tanker crash near Basin identified

5 days 22 hours ago
Originally published by Independent Record An Idaho man died after the tanker truck he was driving crashed and exploded on Interstate 15 between Helena and Butte on Tuesday evening.  The driver of the vehicle was 34-year-old Spencer William Roddick of Rexburg, Idaho, according to Jefferson County Sheriff Craig Doolittle. Roddick was pronounced dead at the […]
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OSHA investigating after Hendersonville wall collapse leaves 1 dead, others injured

5 days 23 hours ago
Originally published by abc13NEWS HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — OSHA is investigating after a 12-foot concrete retaining wall collapsed Wednesday morning in Hendersonville, killing one man and injuring four others. The wall collapse happened near Hajoca Corporation, a plumbing supply, kitchen and bath showroom, as a crew of workers for an independent contractor were doing repair work […]
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Authorities intercept 10,000 fentanyl pills headed for Cleveland; two arrested on federal conspiracy charges

6 days 10 hours ago
Originally published by CLEVELAND.COM CLEVELAND, Ohio — Authorities say two Phoenix residents tried to smuggle 10,000 fentanyl pills into Cleveland last week, an attempt that stalled after a traffic stop in Oklahoma. Agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration arrested Noemi Maldonado and Jose Cabrera and accused them of participating in a drug conspiracy. They […]
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