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Document ID (ISN)48699
CIS number 87-1453
ISBN(s) 0-88730-084-7
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Shristava P.
Title Bhopal - Anatomy of a crisis
Bibliographic information Ballinger Publishing Co., 54 Church Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA, 1987. 184p. Illus. Bibl. Index. Price: US$19.95.
Abstract An analysis of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal (India), 3 Dec. 1984, in which a large quantity of methyl isocyanate gas (MIC) leaked from a storage tank, killing thousands of people. Contents: causes and characteristics of industrial crises (in general); causes of the Bhopal disaster, including a HOT (Human, Organisational, Technological) analysis; consequences of the accident in India, the USA, and elsewhere; three models of the crisis (as seen by the Government of India, by the Union Carbide company, and by the surviving victims); suggestions for the prevention of industrial crises and for coping with them when they occur.
Descriptors (primary) India; chemical industry; developing countries; disasters; methyl isocyanate
Descriptors (secondary) occupational safety; analysis of accident causes; USA; compensation of occupational accidents; emergency organization; role of government; accident descriptions
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) OSH in developing countries
Cyano compounds
Chemical industry