posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 08:47 PM
1) The number of facilities like this (and others) are far more common nowadays than in the past.
2) Safety protocol is 95% of these jobs.
Accidents are GOING to happen, because no one is perfect.
The fact you are seeing more accidents in recent times is due to the exponential growth in A) Reporting B) Technology C) Demand for these services.
The rate of these disasters is probably entirely consistent with the population growth coupled with the increasing ubiquity of the technology.
Consider this, 100 years ago no one had electricity or wiring in their homes, and no one had cars to put gas/oil in.
These disasters may seem like a recent development and THEY ARE, because the Technology behind them is a recent development also! And as it continues
to spread and the third world nations enter modernization, the rate of these disasters will certainly increase exponentially with it!