He shouldn’t have had his daughter out there but I doubt he or anyone never imagine it to blow up — with that kind of force and from a distant that from appearances looked far back enough
shouldn’t have had his daughter... probably taking her home from school or something.... I doubt he planned to see a major fire on the way
This comment not directed at you, bigtigermike, but to all those that are critical of the poor guy that filmed this video, WHICH I MAY ADD, EVERYONE IS STILL WATCHING IT IN SPITE OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES.....
The guy is out driving around with his family. He sees a fire in the distance and videos it with his camera. Let’s give this fella the benefit of the doubt. You don’t see something like that everyday. You can hear him saying “it should collapse soon” so he doesn’t have a clue it is going to explode. I don’t think his intention was to put his child at risk, he was 1/4 miles away. Who would know that was too close? While he is filming, the explosion occurs, after which you hear the little child crying and being scared. It was a major blast, I am sure the concussion from the force was jarring to say the least. It is an important piece of evidence and all the major news sources are running it. SO WHAT?!? Get over your judgemental selves. In this day and age everyone is a reporter, like it or not. And so what if he posted it, if he didn’t, you wouldn’t have anything to complain about.
There, I feel better.
This raises the question as to how far the First Responders had the perimeter?
Obviously something failed here in the EMS response plan and/or the fire chief failed to properly implement it.
Every plant like this has a government approved plan. When I worked as the Safety Manager for a Haz. Waste facility, if there was a fire...the evac plan was a minimum of 2 miles. A fertilizer plant would be no different, really.
If you watch the fire closely, you see the flare-up just before the explosion.