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Top 10 Worst Industrial Accidents in History

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    Top 10 Worst Industrial Accidents in History

    Industrialization has an important role to play in the economic development of the under-developed economies with huge man power and large and varied resources. It is responsible for the production of goods or related services within an economy.

    Top 10 Worst Industrial Accidents in History

    Industrial accidents are caused by industrial companies, either by accident, negligence or incompetence. The list of top 10 Worst Industrial Accidents in History along with facts like when they occur, their location and what was fatalities are given below:

    10. Explosion at a fireworks storage depot       

    Date: 13 May, 2000

    Location: Enschede, Netherlands

    Fatalities: 23

    9. Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, spills 260,000 to 750,000 barrels of crude oil into the sea         

    Date: 24 March, 1989

    Location: Prince William Sounds, Alaska, USA

    Fatalities: 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds

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    8. ICMESA, a chemical manufacturing plant, releases dioxins (TCDD) 

    Date: 10 July, 1976

    Location: Seveso, Italy

    Fatalities: 3,300 farm animals & 80,000 animals are later slaughtered

    7. Coal dust explosion 

    Date: 10 March, 1906

    Location: Courrieres, France

    Fatalities: 1,099

    6. Explosions at a Liquid Petroleum Gas tank farm  

    Date: 19 November, 1984

    Location:  San Juanico, Mexico

    Fatalities: 500

    5. Fire near 2,300 tons of ammonium nitrate on S.S. Grandcamp causes explosion        

    Date: 16 April, 1947

    Location: Port of Texas City, Texas, USA

    Fatalities: 581

    4. Explosion during an unauthorized test at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant    

    Date: 26 April, 1986

    Location: Prypiat, Ukraine

    Fatalities: 50 due to radiation & 3,940 due to radiation induced cancer and leukaemia

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    3. A coal dust and gas explosion in a mine       

    Date: 26 April, 1942

    Location: Benxihu Colliery, Benxi Liaoning, China

    Fatalities: 1,549

    2. Bhopal Gas Tragedy (Union Carbide India Limited Pesticide Plant)

    Date: 2-3 December, 1984

    Location: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

    Fatalities: 3,787 deaths, 558,125 injuries with 38,478 temporary partial and roughly 3,900 permanently disabling injuries.

    1. Rana Plaza, a building containing several factories, collapses 

    Date: 24 April, 2013

    Location: Savar, Bangladesh

    Fatalities: more than 1,100

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    1. Rana Plaza, a building containing several factories, collapses

    Date: 24 April, 2013

    Location: Savar, Bangladesh

    Fatalities: more than 1,100

    2. Bhopal Gas Tragedy (Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant)

    Date: 2-3 December, 1984

    Location: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

    Fatalities: 3,787 deaths, 558,125 injuries with 38,478 temporary partial and roughly 3,900 permanently disabling injuries.

    3. A coal dust and gas explosion in a mine

    Date: 26 April, 1942

    Location: Benxihu Colliery, Benxi Liaoning, China

    Fatalities: 1,549

    4. Explosion during an unauthorized test at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant

    Date: 26 April, 1986

    Location: Prypiat, Ukraine

    Fatalities: 50 due to radiation,
    3,940 due to radiation induced cancer and leukaemia

    5. Fire near 2,300 tons of ammonium nitrate on S.S. Grandcamp causes explosion

    Date: 16 April, 1947

    Location: Port of Texas City, Texas, USA

    Fatalities: 581

    6. Explosions at a Liquid Petroleum Gas tank farm

    Date: 19 November, 1984

    Location:  San Juanico, Mexico

    Fatalities: 500

    7. Coal dust explosion

    Date: 10 March, 1906

    Location: Courrieres, France

    Fatalities: 1,099

    8. ICMESA, a chemical manufacturing plant, releases dioxins (TCDD)

    Date: 10 July, 1976

    Location: Seveso, Italy

    Fatalities: 3,300 farm animals
    80,000 animals are later slaughtered

    9. Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, spills 260,000 to 750,000
    barrels of crude oil into the sea

    Date: 24 March,1989

    Location: Prince William Sounds, Alaska, USA

    Fatalities: 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds

    10. Explosion at a fireworks storage depot

    Date: 13 May,2000

    Location: Enschede, Netherlands

    Fatalities: 23

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