There was a very evident point in time where people took interest in the Cleveland River fire when an important issue of Time magazine came out and happened to have a rather large article about the burning river in a section of the magazine called “Environment”. This image of the dismal state of the river got people thinking about just how nasty the pollution of the industrial revolution was and they began to truly believe that this was harmful to human race. Small groups tried to put in time cleaning up parts of the river on their own and then even bigger waves of change were on the
Causes and Consequences of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory caught fire, killing nearly one hundred and fifty workers. It has since been referred to as the “worst workplace disaster in New York City history until 9/11.” The corruption of Max Blanck and Isaac Harris, Triangle owners, and Tammany Hall permitted the horrendous working conditions in the factory which ultimately caused the Triangle fire and consequent one hundred and forty-six deaths. Although tragic, this disaster served as a catalyst in the development of modern occupational health and safety regulations and fire prevention
Along time ago in a city far far away from here a city called Chicago, in 1871 chicago was lit in an unknown way. All we do know is that it was a disaster. The author Jim Murphy gives us plenty of reasons why the city was ready to burn for example, There had been a long lasting drought for several months therefore it was very dry, and the town was basically made of wood and could ignite any time it wanted to. Also to made it even worse the roofs on buildings were made of tar,and there were several buildings were filled with tons of hay and coal literally. On top of that there was alarm failure and human error multiple times which we all know is never good in a situation like this no that’s not it there were high speed winds reaching almost 60
On March 12, 1928, the San Francis Dam (made by William Mulholland) collapsed 12 hours after he and his assistant gave it a safety inspection. The broken dam caused about 450 people to be killed. This was the cause of William Mulholland 's horrible reputation. His career came to an end and he lost everyone 's high respect. Some of the people even wanted him to die because he was the cause of them losing some of their family members.
He thought by taking the challenge he could change the way people thought about an old river and actually knowing the history behind it all. However, the Neches River has been known for multiple long years now. Throughout those years, a lot has happened inside the Neches river. Such as, hardwoods being cut down multiple times, damaging shelters for birds, squirrels and many other animals that lived off of those trees. Many types of the similar trees have been cut down by lumber companies and wiping out important types of trees.
Just earlier this very year, there was a horrible fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory where 146 workers perished. Some died from the fire and others from jumping from the windows in order to escape it. Triangle Shirtwaist has brought the plight of these poor workers to the forefront as the public takes notice of the lack of safety measures in place at not just this factory, but many similar workplaces, and demands that something be done to prevent such a tragedy from occurring again. I believe one of the first steps to creating a safer workplace is having government regulations in place that prevent the mistreatment of workers and ensure that employees can escape in case of emergency. The regulations themselves should not be just broad, but address the many issues that workers face in order to give the workers the safest and healthiest working environment possible.
“One application of soundprooﬁng material occurred in the early summer of 1996; the Filling Station’s manager, Tim Arnold, observed Julian screwing white plastic foam blocks to the walls of the drummer’s alcove at the center of the stage” (Mill Town Watering Hole, 2012, para.22). It was this same material that would eventually be ignited in that fatal fire by the unapproved pyrotechnics. The culture of poor risk assessment and management is upsetting because the activities conducted throughout the history of the facility eventually contributed to downfall of the building, and the patrons who lost their lives. Risk management is vital because it is supposed to foresee possible dangerous substances, and situations. As a result of good risk management, the white plastic foam blocks would have been removed long before the fateful night of February 21, 2003.
Their were around 10 deaths because of this flu. Next are Man-made disasters. One of them was the El Virilla train accident. This tragettied occured on March 14 1926 when a train that was overcrowded with farmers and labourers derailed while crossing a bridge across the Virilla River Canyon, killing 248 and injuring 93. There have been many natural disasters in Costa Rica.
The UN peacekeepers had contracted the disease from an earlier mission in Nepal, and the epidemic was caused when a sanitation system at their base leaked contaminated fecal matter into a Haitian river. Due to the devastation of the earthquake, and Haiti’s poor plumbing facilities, the disease quickly spread, infecting more than half a million people. The epidemic caused reconstruction efforts in Haiti to halt and resulted in distrust toward the UN, who refused to compensate the victims. 7) Children in Need The Children in Need charity, which is run by the BBC, funded the propaganda activities of the suicide bombers who killed 52 Londoners in the 2005 terror attacks. Between 1999 and 2002, the charity donated $40,000 to an Islamic school and bookshop, which were used as fronts to recruit and train homegrown terrorists.
People had to tear apart house since the water destroyed to inside. Most debris that was floating in the water when the storm was passing, ended up clogging up the storm drains. The clogged drains made the draining process a lot longer. They rescued around 34,000 people in total ( History.com Staff ). When emergency protocol went out, only fifteen nursing homes evacuated and 37 didn’t.
There was a video that was released to the public that showed vast amounts of dead fish just floating on top the Clinch River and portrayed the high toxicity level of the river after it had received the runoff from the TVA spill. In response to the release of the video, the Tennessee Valley Authority took steps to stabilize the runoff. A spokesperson for the Tennessee Valley Authority stated that even though the river did have some trace of heavy metals that the coal fly ash slurry was not toxic and in terms of toxicity one cannot call it toxic until the final analysis comes in (XXX). An attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center called the statement irresponsible and stated that coal fly ash slurry contains concentrated amounts of mercury, arsenic, and benzene. Local residents and environmental groups expressed concern that the fly ash slurry could become more dangerous once it dries out.
All things considered, even though the Great Flood caused a lot of damage and devastation, it was also the cause of a major political change which in the long run was probably better. The flood changed the way that many states provided relief from natural disasters and the responsibility of government in assisting the victims that were affected by the disasters. The flood also changed the way that people lived, due to the fact that it destroyed multiple houses and towns. The Great Flood of 1927 is classified as one of the worst natural disasters of the 1900’s because of how many towns it destroyed and displaced when the MIssissippi overflowed into 11 states from Illinois to Louisiana. The flood was especially terrible because of how long it lasted, which was about 4 months.
The Rhalys’ homes were flooded twice- first on July 30, 2002, and again on April 6,200.3. After the first flood, the Rhalys brought suit against the city, alleging that the ditch had not been properly maintained, and against BFI, Inc. and Waste Management of Mississippi, Inc., alleging that they each negligently placed a dumpster too close to the ditch. After the 2003 flood, the Rhalys brought another suit, alleging that the second flood had been caused the same way, except that it involved only a single dumpster owned by Waste Management. The trial court consolidated the two cases. The City timely filed answers to Rhalys’ suits, but trial court struck the answers as a sanction for a discovery violation.