International Labour Organisation (ILO) in its recent report has termed Bhopal Gas Tragedy as one of the world’s ‘major industrial accident’.
The report was titled “The Safety and the Health at the Heart of the Future of Work- Building on 100 years of Experience”.
It noted that this industrial disaster killed more than 15,000 people due to the result of at least 30 tons of highly toxic Methyl Isocyanate (MIC) gas leak in Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal in 1984.
It also reported that more than 600,000 workers were affected due to leak of MIC toxic gas from Union Carbide plant.
ILO report also talked about other major industrial accident after 1919 including Chernobyl nuclear disaster of Ukraine (1986), Fukushima nuclear disasters of Japan (2011) and Rana Plaza building collapse of Bangladesh (2013).