Reason for Fire Safety Standards On March 25th of the year 1911, a tragedy arouse in the city of Manhattan. It was the death of 146 workers at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. The public’s reaction to the fire at the Triangle Waste Company factory was that they were disgusted at how the women and children were being treated in the first place. The reason the general public felt this way was because they felt the lack of concern by the owners for the factories workers was beyond ridiculous. One can only imagine how it must have felt when friends and family members had to come verify their loved ones when they were laid out with their bodies mutilated by the flames of the factory fire at the local pier.
Working 12 hours and pays getting cut because of depression , the Pullman workers began to walk out and protest. This had officially started the strike for Chicago. The members of the American Railway Union (ARU), soon joined them refusing to work on or run any trains , including Pullman-owned cars. Soon enough, 250,000 industry workers joined in the strike, effectively shutting down train traffic to the west of Chicago. The strike finally came to a end when President Grover Cleveland sent federal troops to Chicago on July 6, 1894.
It is what essentially leads to the explosion that devastated the small town. The blast killed 14 and injured approximately 160 people. Most of the dead were not employees of West Fertilizer Co., but first responders and residents of the town. Firefighters and Police were the first on the scene, followed by residents and on lookers, wanting to get a glimpse of the flames. They were all unaware of the dangers that lurked only a few several hundred feet away, large tanks of ammonium nitrate.
Crisis Management: An Analysis of the 1947 Texas City Explosion Kevin K. Rice Columbia Southern University Abstract Texas City became the site of the worst industrial catastrophe in United States history when two merchant ships, the SS Grandcamp and SS High Flyer, carrying ammonium nitrate fertilizer exploded on the 16 and 17 April 1947. The Texas City disaster remains the worst industrial accident in US history. This disaster occurred prior to the realization that government entities needed to have emergency management plans. Since this major accident, major improvements have been made in emergency management ;however, the possibility of a disaster is always relative to the seriousness of the threat. This paper is a recounting of the events surrounding the accident, both before, during, and after.
He must show that the work conditions were so bad that he had no other choice but to quit his job. This will be hard to prove because the only real change to the job was the days that the factory will be open. Killgore v. Thompson and Brock Management, Inc., 93 F.3d 752, 754 (11th Cir. 1996) stated that you must give the employer sufficient time to help resolve the situation. The employee must show that he informed management about his issue and given then time to try to resolve it.
Chilean Miners Trapped Nicole Popis BCOM/275 June 10, 2013 Robert Beaudry Chilean Miners Trapped In August of 2010, a small copper mine in Northern Chile was the world’s focal point, when it was announced that 33 miners were trapped underground and still alive. The mine shaft collapsed and every news station, radio station, and newspaper reported it every day until the miners were rescued in October 2010. When a company is dealing with a tragedy, they must understand their audience to make sure they carefully release the information to the public covering everyone’s needs. The most important people in the audience are the trapped miners’ coworkers and their families. It is very important to consider the words and tone to use when
Residents went to emergency shelters because of the radiation. Equipment failure, human error, and bad luck would conspire to create America’s worst nuclear accident. The impact of Three Mile Island was terrible, there was a massive cleanup. The cleanup started in August of 1979 and officially ended in December of 1993. The cleanup cost about 975 million dollars.
Chilean Mine Collapse Teresa Pankey, Mia Felder, Latisha Newkirk, Trevor Marshall, Jordan Deloach BCOM/275 December 13, 2012 Lisa Langford Communication to Families Dear Families, As many of you are already aware, there has been a terrible accident at the mine. On August 5th, the mine in San Jose collapsed with 33 mine employees inside. Many of these men are your loved ones and friends. Please be assured that we are doing everything we can to insure the quick and safe rescue of the men trapped inside. We have provided food and water to those who are trapped and constantly working to get these men out.
Prisoners rioted in some states. Tennessee had to end the partnership with the furniture company within a year because the furniture factory was burned down by the inmates. Later, state officials decided to build branch prisons and lease the prisoners to local coal mining companies. This also ended in tragedy. The competition of the cheap labor that the prisons provided hurt the free miners economically.
The third chapter of the book focuses on coal mining and its dehumanizing effects that take place in Welch, West Virginia. "Disease in the coalfields is rampant... More than half a million acres, or eight hundred square miles, of the Appalachians have been destroyed... Along with an estimated one thousand miles of streams." Rudy Kelly is the main focus of this section; he was diagnosed with black lung cancer and he underwent multiple operations, although the doctors told him he was supposed to have died more than twenty years ago. He says, “I’m breathin’ because the profit margin is higher than the price of a man’s life.