So what are the worst industrial disasters/accidents in the world? Industrial disasters and accidents are very frightening. Many of us are aware of the danger of what huge plants mean for us. I can remember I was 13 when Chernobyl disaster happened in Ukraine. It was a sunny day; I was playing outside in the garden. As a matter of fact my country is not far from Ukraine, but we didn’t know anything about it. The government kept it in secret, until the Scandinavian countries began to force them to announce what had happened. Then it was like a bomb, this terrible news exploded.
Insider Monkey recently published an article in which we can find lots of interesting facts about his topic, and it is really worth reading it. Before the Industrial Revolution the main resource for people was handcrafting and agriculture. But the Revolution changed and sped up everything. Factories and plants were built everywhere, and after World War II it became faster. With inventing the nuclear power humanity gained lots of energy and power but it is also very dangerous. Now we have cars, internet, devices that were unimaginable just 40 years ago.
In order to make their list, Insider Monkey has consulted sites like Britannica and CBC News. The disasters were ranked by the number of casualties from the lowest to the highest, although long-term consequences are still unknown and they can return later on. We have picked three disasters from Insider Monkey’s list: Fukushima, Chernobyl, and The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. The worst nuclear disaster in Japan happened on March 10, 2011 – not so long ago. The Fukushima plant was struck by a tsunami, which was the consequence of an earthquake. There was a documentary about how Japanese treated this terrible disaster and I was really amazed by their behavior. They did everything for each other; they remained calm and made every effort to overcome that horrible situation.Chernobyl disaster was the first shocking one of the nuclear power plants’ accidents. UNSCEAR found that in 2005 6,000 people were diagnosed with thyroid cancer, which is a horrifying statistics. And at last but not least we mention The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. It was in New York and killed 146 people. More 71 workers were injured on March 25, 1911. A fire broke out and consumed the Triangle shirtwaist factory.
For any further interesting information, you should read Insider Monkey’s article about the worst industrial disasters/accidents in the world.