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Accidents in the Workplace are Completely Preventable Situations

Explosion accidents may be rare occurrences in the United States; however, when one occurs, damages these can be devastating and the severity of injuries and/or the number of lost lives can be scary and alarming. The three worst explosion accidents on U.S. soil were: The March 25, 1947, Centralia No. 5 coal mine explosion, which took the lives of 111 miners The March 23, 2005, BP Texas City Refinery fire and explosion that killed 15 workers and injured 170 others; and, The February 7, 2008, dust explosion at the Imperial Sugar refinery, which left 42 people injured and 13 dead. Despite the safety standards enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), any work environment has its own types of potential hazard for all those who work in it regularly. Though the possibility of an accident taking place in an office setting may be great, the risk experienced by those in construction and industrial environments is always many times greater. This is due to various factors, such as the presence and use of heavy and dangerous materials, tools and toxic substances, so that even the least failure to observe safety measures can lead to destructive and/or injurious results. There are other factors, however, which include hiring of unqualified...