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Originally posted by magma
Originally posted by IamAbeliever
reply to post by magma
Fertilizer, when mixed with other chemicals, is extremely explosive. It was used in the Oklahoma City bombing. But to answer your question, it's uncommon to have an explosion at a plant.
Thanks. I kind thought it was uncommon. It might even be considered rare. Not improbable though.
Originally posted by OneisOne
reply to post by FyreByrd
I also heard that audio recording. Video including it here from Fox News: 911 calls after deadly fertilizer plant explosion
Also reported by GMA
Emergency response audio told the story of the chaos among firefighters and others at the scene.
"We need every ambulance we can get this way," said one snippet. "A bomb just went off. It's pretty bad."
"Firefighters down," said another. "There has been an explosion."
Originally posted by Staroth
reply to post by Phoenix267
Hopefully this is a bad accident. It feels like a bad accident. But with the Boston bombings. This is very scary and will cause people to think someone was behind this.
Well, it didn't catch itself on fire
Originally posted by Rocker2013
So, it seems that there was actually a fire first, the responders were already there, and then this call was made suggesting a bomb.
I'm thinking this more a matter of inaccurate description rather than genuine suggestion of a bomb. I think it's possibly pretty common for people to confuse the meaning of the word with that of an explosion.
It still could go either way, but I am leaning a little more toward this being an incredibly unfortunately timed industrial accident.
Originally posted by CirqueDeTruth
Has there been any official word that this WAS an accident?
Or are they scratching their heads just like us?
Originally posted by glitched
eerie coincidences aside (Boston bombed on Patriot's Day and this 'explosion' just shy of the Waco 'incident') I / you would think all essential measures would be in place, in a facility/factory such as this, to prevent any sort of fire taking place given the likelihood and possibility of such a disaster occurring?!!
Surely stringent safe work practices and procedures were in place to prevent even the smallest possible of occurrence.
Should they not have evacuated this premises/area immediately given the possibility of such catastrophe
.. would this be rural firefighters attending??
Originally posted by esdad71
Now, the question is...was this an atypical 'incident' until responders show and then cue second blast?
Plants like this, if there is a fire, have failsafes so this would not happen in cases like this and to soon saying this was a simple industrial accident.