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continuousdelivery  cd  design  feature-flags  testing  release  management 
yesterday by program247365
Possible hazmat situation forces evacuations at Lexington hospital
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Crews are investigating a possible chemical spill inside UK Good Samaritan Hospital.

Firefighters were dispatched to the hospital on South Limestone around 5:40 a.m. Monday.

It was reported a small amount of liquid phenol was spilled in the basement. The chemical, common in hospitals, is both corrosive and toxic.

Firefighters said some people were being evacuated from the basement.
us_KY  public  release  response  phenol 
yesterday by dchas
Emergency Crews Respond To Hazmat Situation On Subway In Brooklyn
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Emergency crews were called to a hazmat situation on the subway late Saturday night in Brooklyn.

Police said passengers were exposed to a noxious substance on board a 2 train near the Beverly Road station on Nostrand Avenue in East Flatbush.

Sources told CBS2 two people were fighting when one discharged pepper spray.

Police said approximately 20 people were treated on the scene.
us_NY  transportation  release  injury  pepper_spray 
2 days ago by dchas
AFR: 1 possibly injured after Freon leak
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Hazmat units are responding to a northeast Albuquerque Costco Friday afternoon after a Freon leak at the store may have injured one person, according to Albuquerque Fire Rescue.

AFR says multiple teams are responding to the leak at the store off Renaissance Boulevard. It's unclear at this time what may have caused it.
us_NM  public  release  injury  freon 
3 days ago by dchas
UPDATE: Univeter Road re-opened after spill of chemicals outside poultry plant
CANTON – An acid spill at the Pilgrim's Pride chicken processing plant near Canton shut down Univeter Road, Interstate 575 and forced evacuations earlier this afternoon. Four people were taken to Northside Hospital Cherokee with breathing difficulty.

The situation was contained and Univeter Road reopened about 7:15 p.m.

Hazardous materials personnel are evaluating how to clean up the leaking chemical, sheriff's office spokesman Jay Baker said just after 5:30 p.m. The spill occurred at approximately 2 p.m. as FedEx delivered a shipment of organic peroxide type F to the Pilgrim's Pride chicken plant at 654 Univeter Road.

The truck contains six, 300-gallon containers of the liquid, which when highly diluted is used for cleaning in the plant. Hazmat workers are concerned other containers may begin to leak as well and are evaluating how to attack the problem and effect the cleanup.
us_GA  transportation  release  injury  acids  peroxide 
3 days ago by dchas
Mystery odor briefly evacuates classes at Washington High in Cedar Rapids
A strange odor of unknown origin in a science classroom at Washington High School led to the sealing and evacuation of that room and nearby rooms on Thursday afternoon in Cedar Rapids.

According to a news release from the Cedar Rapids Fire Department, crews arrived at Washington High at 2:21 p.m. Thursday after the report of a “suspicious odor” in the area. Some students and a teacher were also complaining of scratchy throats, the release said.

The first fire crew on scene evacuated and isolated the classroom and rooms that shared a common hallway. The building’s ventilation system was also isolated, and the classroom in question was “enclosed with tape,” according to the release.

Paramedics assessed two students who did not require any further treatment.

The incident happened near the end of the school day, so students left campus and the school building as normal, according to the release. After the students left, firefighters entered the room wearing protective equipment, but there was no indication of any hazardous chemicals, according to the release.

Firefighters inspected the room again without protective equipment, and they determined it was safe.

Cedar Rapids Fire Captain Joel Miles said the firefighters were unable to locate the odor’s origin. After interviewing students and the teacher involved, Miles said some indicated there had been a smell remiscent of formalehyde, while another student said it may have been pepper spray. Miles said firefighters ruled out pepper spray because no one in the classroom exhibited symptoms of being exposed to pepper spray, which generally causes watery eyes and running noses.
us_WA  laboratory  release  response  unknown_chemical 
4 days ago by dchas
One taken to hospital after exposure to cleaning supplies near Gotha
One person was taken to the hospital Thursday after being exposed to cleaning supplies, according to Orange County Fire Rescue.

The person was cleaning a bathroom and became sick from the acetone, fire rescue said.

It happened about 7:30 p.m. at a home in the 1000 block of Melontree Court near Gotha.

The person was conscious and alert when taken to Health Central Hospital.
us_FL  public  release  injury  acetone 
4 days ago by dchas
Children sick after mystery substance dropped over Wairarapa primary school
Fifteen people have been taken to hospital and over 100 people are going through a decontamination process after a chemical incident at South End school in Carterton, Wairarapa.

Wellington Free Ambulance (WFA) said those in hospital have moderate symptoms, and 40 people are being treated at the scene with very minor symptoms.

A low-flying aircraft is believed to have dropped an unknown substance over the school playground at around 1pm on Friday.

The Fire and Emergency Hazmat (hazardous materials) unit was dispatched to decontaminate people, which involves showering and putting on clean clothes.

South End school said in a post on Facebook that there was a "very strong smell" in the playground.

"A plane flew in a southward direction and one student had seen 'stuff' coming out of the plane - so we assume it was a fertiliser of some sort," the post said.
New_Zealand  education  release  injury  unknown_chemical 
4 days ago by dchas
Worker's eye removed after chemical accident
A worker had to have his eye removed after an incident involving a corrosive cleaning product at a Tauranga mussel processing plant.

North Island Mussels Limited was handed a $219,375 fine in the Tauranga District Court on Friday.

The worker received $60,000 in reparation for the January 2017 incident.

The worker was decanting a cleaning product when a piece of tubing flicked him in the eye.

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The corrosive product and the impact of the tubing left him with damage so significant that his eye had to be removed. The resulting scarring also meant the victim could not be fitted with a prosthetic eye.

WorkSafe said the worker should not have needed to decant the cleaning product and that a safer system of work would have avoided the incident all together.
New_Zealand  industrial  release  injury  corrosives 
4 days ago by dchas
Officials evacuate hotel following chlorine leak
CROMWELL (AP) — Authorities say over 100 people had to be evacuated because of a chlorine leak at a hotel pool.

WVIT-TV reports emergency personnel responded Tuesday when a maintenance worker fell ill at the Red Lion Hotel in Cromwell. The worker was hospitalized and two others were treated at the scene.

Authorities determined there was a chlorine leak near the hotel pool. About 100 people were evacuated and the surrounding area was blocked off.

Officials believe no one was directly contacted by the chemical.
us_CT  public  release  injury  chlorine 
5 days ago by dchas
1 sick after 'suspicious white powder' found on Hamden bus
HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) - Officials say one person was sickened after a cleaning chemical was found on a bus in Hamden.

According to crews at the scene, a CTtransit employee became sick after moving a bus that was parked in a garage.

Authorities responded to the scene at 2061 State Street and police cleared the bus.

Officials with the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection identified the material as a cleaning chemical. Further investigation revealed that the previous operator of the bus had used the cleaning product to disinfect the dashboard.
us_CT  public  release  injury  cleaners 
5 days ago by dchas
Chemical reaction in Immokalee leaves at least 3 sick
Three people at the Summer Glen Apartment complex In Immokalee said they noticed an overwhelming foul smell in their apartment.

The family who lives there said they called maintenance for some clogged pipes. They believe there was a mixture of something similar to Drano and bleach put down the pipes about a week ago, but the smell had been getting progressively worse.

Maria Alvarado, the daughter of the woman who lives there said her reaction to it was bad.

“Dizzyness headaches, I wanted to pass out. My eyes were turning red like somebody punched me right here. I can still feel the bruise in my eye,” Alvarado said.

Around noon Immokalee fire Control District came out to the area along with North Collier Fire Control & Rescue District and the hazmat team. They checked the entire building and did not find anything.
us_FL  public  release  response  bleach 
5 days ago by dchas

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