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Posted: Jun 14, 2024

Report: Unsecured hatch caused gas to spill in 2023 fire that led to deadly I-95 collapse in Philadelphia

VIDEOS/PHOTO: Gasoline spilled out from an unsecured hatch on the top of the gasoline delivery tanker that overturned and ignited beneath an Interstate 95 bridge in Philadelphia a year ago, according to new details from federal investigators. Video evidence obtained by investigators shows the cover to the 16-inch "manhole" was open when driver Nathan Moody arrived at a Wilmington, Delaware, terminal to refill the tank and it was still not properly secured when he drove away to deliver it to a convenience store in Philadelphia, about 42 miles (68 kilometers) away.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
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Posted: Jun 14, 2024

Lifesaving drowning assist robots tested along Lake Michigan

VIDEO/PHOTOS: An inspiring story of innovation and technology — two of the E.M.I.L.Y. devices, a revolutionary life-saving drone, have been donated to both Silver Beach and New Buffalo. The new technology was unveiled Monday afternoon in St. Joseph. Beach staff from both St. Joe and New Buffalo, along with other emergency responders, are training with the new drone.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WWMT-TV CBS 3 Kalamazoo
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Posted: Jun 14, 2024

How fires in Massachusetts triple-deckers spread so fast - and are hard to put out

PHOTOS: While two triple-decker house fires left dozens displaced and two people dead, houses of this design do not make up the majority of the state’s residential fires, the State Fire Marshal’s office told MassLive. Triple-decker homes were originally built for factory workers and have been a common form of housing for over a century, GBH reported in 2022.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Republican - MassLive
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Posted: Jun 14, 2024

Study Shows Increased Rates of Dementia in 9/11 Responders with More Exposure to Toxins

Evidence that Word Trade Center (WTC) responders during 9/11 and its aftermath have since suffered poorer brain health than others not exposed to WTC toxins has mounted in recent years. A new study led by Stony Brook University researchers that evaluates more than 5,000 WTC responders indicates that those who had more exposures to WTC-related toxins have dementia at a higher rate than other responders with fewer WTC-related toxic exposures.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Stony Brook University News
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Posted: Jun 13, 2024

VIDEOS: Texas recycling plant fire expected to burn for days

A recycling business in Kilgore was burning Wednesday night. Kilgore, Sabine, and White Oak fire departments were working to extinguish a structure fire at Rivers Recycling. The facility is located at 298 FM 1252 West in Kilgore. Kilgore Fire Marshal Ryan Riley says dispatch received the call reporting a structure fire just before 6 p.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KLTV ABC 7 Tyler
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