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World's Worst Industrial Disasters

  • 1.  World's Worst Industrial Disasters

    Posted 07-22-2018 12:49
    The Bhopal disaster (India,1984) is still considered as the world's worst industrial disaster killing over 4,000 people & injurying thousands..

    There is one more massive disaster however,

    You would have heard about it, it's called Halifax Explosion.
    Another deadliest disaster happened in Canada on December 6 , 1917.
    When a French cargo ship loaded with wartime explosives collided with a Norwegian vessel in the Halifax harbour , causing a massive explosion that devastated Halifax..
    About 2,000 people were killed & other 9,000 were injured by debris, fire & collapsing buildings..

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    Vijay Jadeja.
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  • 2.  RE: World's Worst Industrial Disasters

    EXECUTIVE STUDENT
    COMMITTEE
    Posted 07-24-2018 09:00
    Yes, I have read about the Halifax Explosion. But according to me, it didn't last long, whereas, because of the leakage of methyl isocyanate gas, Bhopal Gas Tragedy had a long-lasting effect and till date, the exact number of casualties isn't known..

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    AYUSH MISHRA
    Pune City
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  • 3.  RE: World's Worst Industrial Disasters

    STUDENT CHAPTER
    PRESIDENT
    Posted 07-26-2018 03:34
    Yes , i have heard about this disaster , a huge number of public exposed to methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas.

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    Abdulla Majid CEng
    University Of Technology
    Baghdad Iraq
    abdo.majid@yahoo.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/abdullah-majid-a69b40165/
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  • 4.  RE: World's Worst Industrial Disasters

    Posted 07-30-2018 10:08
    The Bhopal incident  is arguably the worst industrial disaster. Also, worth mentioning the chenobyl disaster.

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    Abdulfatai Faro
    Lagos
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  • 5.  RE: World's Worst Industrial Disasters

    EXECUTIVE STUDENT
    COMMITTEE
    Posted 07-30-2018 17:02
    Which incident do you think had the most profound impact on process safety?

    @Abdulfatai Faro @Vijay Jadeja​​ @AYUSH MISHRA @Abdullah Al Zubaidi​​

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    Anna Wagner
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  • 6.  RE: World's Worst Industrial Disasters

    Posted 07-31-2018 00:23
    That's certainly the Bhopal incident.
    @Anna Wagner

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    Abdulfatai Faro
    Lagos
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  • 7.  RE: World's Worst Industrial Disasters

    Posted 07-31-2018 11:40
    No doubt Bhopal disaster.
    The Union Carbide plant in Bhopal had the massive storage of Methyl Isocyanate ( MIC).

    One more incident I would like to mention here,
    The Imperial Sugar Industry Dust Explosion - happened in Georgia , United States.
    That Dust Explosion was massive.
    You can get to know more about Dust Explosion & other dust explosion related incidents in the SAChE Courses.

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    Vijay Jadeja.
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  • 8.  RE: World's Worst Industrial Disasters

    STUDENT CHAPTER
    PRESIDENT
    Posted 08-01-2018 03:16
    Actually I read about many incidents and it's  investigations in Chemical Safety Board (CSB) web site ,  and found the Bhopal incident has the most profound impact on process safety

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    Abdulla Majid CEng
    University Of Technology
    Baghdad Iraq
    abdo.majid@yahoo.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/abdullah-majid-a69b40165/
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  • 9.  RE: World's Worst Industrial Disasters

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    Posted 09-18-2018 17:17
    I think there are a lot of lessons to be learned from the Bhopal tragedy, including the importance of minimizing stocks of hazardous materials, maintaining protective equipment in a working order, and not siting control buildings near major hazards. @Abdullah Al Zubaidi, do you happen to recall if CSB had any additional recommendations? What do you personally think we've learned from this?

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    Anna Wagner
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