Bhopal, India – Case Study

 

Instructions and Grading Rubric:

 

The incident investigation should deal with the chemical accident presented below. The case study should include the following components:

 

•A brief introduction of the scene and the accident

 

•Safety and health impacts of the accident

 

•A statement on the legal aspects of the incident

 

•Analysis of the key points from a project management perspective about the incident and accident

 

•Summary of the article’s conclusions and your own opinions

 

 

 

The Bhopal Incident:

 

On 2 December1984, a pesticide factory owned by an American multinational – the Union Carbide Corporation leaked a large amount of poisonous gas into the air surrounding a small and impoverished town called Bhopal, India. The immediate death toll has been estimated to be around 7,000 people, and the death toll from long-term health problems now stands at 25,000 – and a further 25,000 people in the slums around the factory continue to be poisoned by the chemicals that have been left behind.

 

 

 

Conduct a Case Study on this disaster identifying safety management, safety audits, accident investigation, and industrial hygiene issues. Your Case Study should be a minimum of 500 – 600 words and contain the components listed above.

 

 

 

Requirements:

 

The project is required to be a minimum of 500-600 words (or a minimum of 2 pages and a maximum of 4 pages) double-spaced. You should follow APA style and referencing guidelines and choose articles from journals available on the CSU Online Library database. You may also use any website as a resource.