OIL AND GAS REFINERY EXPLOSIONS
In the oil industry time is money and the quicker you move, the more money the you make. This type of culture necessarily puts safety as a low priority. Often times, doing a job safely means taking your time. Rushing takes a job that is already dangerous and increases that danger substantially.
Workers are often injured by cylinders that fail, fires or explosions, leaks of gases or chemicals, falls from heights because they had no tie off points or harnesses or improperly constructed scaffolding. Often times there are third parties who are responsible for the incident and workers compensation is not your only form of protection.
An explosion of any kind at a refinery or plant can be devastating to all involved. Often times, the families of workers are left to wonder what happened and why the tragedy occurred.