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Running head: BHOPAL CASE STUDY 1 Incident Investigation Report Company: Union Carbide Corporation Address: Bhopal, India Department: Chemical Plant Location: Same as address
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BHOPAL CASE STUDY 2 Name of Injured: Bhopal citizens and workers Social Security #: xx-xxx-xxxx Sex: M&F Age: Varies Accident Date: 12-2-1984 Home Address: NA Worker’s usual job: NA Job at time of accident: NA Employment category: NA Length of employment: NA Time in job @ accident: NA Nature of injury and part of the body: Toxic vapor inhalation Case #s and names of others injured in same accident: NA Name and address of physician: NA Time of injury: A. Around midnight. B. Time w/in shift: NA C. Type of shift: Graveyard Severity of injury: X Fatality Lost workdays-away Lost workdays-restricted Medical treatment First Aid Other Name and address of hospital: NA Specific location of incident: Methyl isocyanate (MIC) holding tank. On company premises? Yes Phase of employee’s workday at time of injury: __ During rest period __Entering or leaving plant __ During meal period __ Performing work duties __ Working overtime X Other Describe how the incident occurred: A tank holding 40 tons of toxic methyl isocyanate exploded and released a large amount of poisonous gas into the air surrounding Bhopal (Chronicle, 2010). The gas cloud spread out over forty square kilometers and nearly half a million people attempted to flee the poison on foot or whatever other method they could muster (Chronicle, 2010). Incident sequence. A. Injury event: Inhalation of poisonous gas B. Incident event: Explosion of holding tank containing 40 tons of methyl isocyanate C. Preceding event #1: No warning, no alarm, and nobody available to instruct people on protection D. Preceding event #2: Safety devices (vent gas scrubber & flare tower) dismantled for maintenance E. Preceding event #3: Internal alarms and external sirens switched off F. Preceding event #4: Failure to heed warnings regarding large volume of storage onsite, and also about the high ambient temperatures and power shortages, making MIC storage dangerous G. Preceding event #5: Failure to heed warning from company safety team prior to October 1982 incident.
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