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MOST TERRIFYING ACCIDENTS CAUSED WHILE
TRANSPORTING HAZARDOUS AND INFLAMMABLE
It burns, explodes, spills, corrodes, reacts, releases dangerous gases, punctures the containers
with a sudden pressure, damages, causes severe allergies and sometimes death. This lethal
business of hazardous chemicals and inflammable items transportation is dangerous. You
cannot simply chuck out the option of death during this lethal task.
What is so dangerous after all?
The transportation of dangerous chemicals and inflammable items demands extra vigilance,
training, experience and mindfulness. A single spill can take hundreds of lives away in few
minutes. Transportation of these dangerous items does need a big heart.
Has past shown us some real bad examples?
The answer comes in a big yes with a heavy nod. There had been ruthless examples with
disastrous accidents when people actually sacrificed their lives while transporting explosives
and dangerous chemicals from one place to another.
Top accidents happened during dangerous chemicals and inflammable items transportation
1. December 3, 1984
A ferocious accident which took ten thousand peoples’ lives away happened in Bhopal, India.
The cause of accident was hazardous chemicals transportation. People were sleeping
peacefully when the fumes of dangerous gases led to their deaths.
2. 1976 was a dangerous spill year!
A study has shown that chemical spills have caused deaths. During the year 1976, a
record chemical spill was observed. It is believed that more than 18000 chemical spills
happened this year causing injuries and deaths.
3. 1983 was lethal year for dangerous chemical transportation
The year 1983 brought sad and bad news in response to chemical transportation.
Dangerous chemicals and inflammable items transportation from 851 railroads and 4829
highways caused 191 injuries and 8 deaths in America.
4.Time between 1988 and 1992 brought more blood in the history of chemical
The studies have shown that the time between the years 1988 and 1992 recorded one
toxic chemical accident per hour. This dangerous report was taken care of and new rules
and regulations were made to secure the transportation of inflammable materials.
4. 1988 ammonium nitrate stored truck explosion
Storage of dangerous chemicals is very dangerous. In the year 1988, six firemen were
killed by an explosion caused by a truck storing ammonium nitrate.
It is extremely significant to learn from the past experiences. Learning what the causes of the
accidents were can make us more aware. It is wise to get familiar about the types of chemicals
which can cause;
Try to get familiar with placards and signage
Learn the meaning of different kinds of placards and signage to remain safe. The placards such
as Keep Dry, Highly Inflammable, Fragile, This Way Up and others are to guide you.
If you have any suggestion or query regarding transportation of dangerous items and chemicals
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