An industrial accident may result in death or injury. In a recent industrial accident in China, a toxic chemical leaked into a warehouse. The incident occurred while workers were unloading a container of methyl formate. The body of the woman, who worked for a contract lighting company, was sent for an autopsy. Her death was investigated by TOSHA. Currently, no charges have been filed against the company. The investigation is ongoing.
The number of deaths caused by industrial accidents is increasing. The Netherlands has recorded between 50 and 70 industrial accidents per year. This figure is not high and is not unusual. Yet, the statistics are alarming. There are a few reasons why this may be the case. In this article, we will look at some of these factors. Listed below are the most common causes of industrial accident death. These include: - Working at dangerous speeds
- An employee died from an industrial accident. The worker recovered from a hernia but committed suicide a month afterward because of depressive psychosis brought on by his concern over the hernia. In such a case, the employee's death can be attributed to the industrial accident and may be eligible to receive workmen's compensation. To be eligible for a workmen's compensation claim, the deceased worker must have been the victim of an industrial accident that occurred at his workplace.
- A fire in an industrial facility. The Bhopal disaster occurs when an oil refinery releases 45 tons of hazardous gas into the atmosphere. The gas, called methyl isocyanate, drifted over densely populated areas. It killed thousands of people immediately, causing panic in the city. Ultimately, the death toll is estimated at between 15,000 and 20,000. Nearly half a million people suffered health problems, including respiratory complications, eye irritation, and blindness.
- In 2016, the Republic of Korea was ranked No. 1 in the OECD for industrial accident death. Over 50 percent of industrial accident deaths occurred in the construction industry. To address this, the Korean government adopted a Design Safety Assessment (DSA) law in 2016.
- An industrial accident can occur anywhere there is a high risk zone. Approximately one-third of industrial accidents occur around wheel-barrows, hand lift trucks, and other handling and lifting equipment. Objects can cause accidents as well, including cars, misplaced materials, and loose lighting. Moreover, falling stock and materials may result in fatal injuries. A worker's vision can be impaired, making the risk of an accident greater.
- An accident in the workplace is an unexpected event that disrupts the orderly progress of work. This accident is defined as an incident that causes bodily injury or makes a worker unfit to return to their duties within 48 hours. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) tracks the fatalities at work. In the United States, there were about 5,333 workplace accidents in 2014, which is the highest number since 2007.