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Anatomy of a disaster video [online]

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Internet only - free access
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Length:
56 min.
Publisher:
Washington, D.C.: CSB
Year:
2008
Type:
Electronic resource
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Abstract:
Tells the story of one of the worst industrial accidents in recent U.S. history - the March 23, 2005, explosion at the BP refinery in Texas City, Texas - which killed 15 workers, injured 180 others, and caused billions of dollars in economic losses. 

The video includes a nine-minute animation detailing the events leading up to the blast. It features interviews with members of the CSB investigative team who spent two years studying the causes of the accident. Outside safety experts Prof. Trevor Kletz (Texas A&M University and Loughborough University, UK), Prof. Andrew Hopkins (Australian National University), and Mr. Glenn Erwin (United Steelworkers) provide insightful commentary on the significance of the accident to the world's petrochemical industry. 56 minutes.
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