Anytime a life is lost or workers injured it is a tragedy. I spent 38 years in the chemical industry. Thirty-three in a chemical plant next to the Central Farmers Nitrogen Complex.
This company has always been professionally managed by highly qualified managers and always maintained to the highest level on a daily and yearly basis with safety always a top priority. The average person would be astonished at the monetary cost to safely maintain one of these complexes.
But, no matter what you do, how much you spend on plant maintenance and personnel training sometimes things can go wrong when dealing with high pressures, high temperatures and chemicals.
Melamine Chemicals, plant manager, retired