My first job out of college was with a small television news station in East Texas. I just happened to be on-site at a chemical plant one morning when a fiery explosion lit up the sky and triggered complete chaos. It’s not surprising that my cameraman and I were immediately escorted off the premises by a small team of very large no-nonsense men.
In the days that followed, we were able to piece together what had happened from the reticent public relations rep. It was a nightmare scenario that no company wants to happen—an unfortunate accident that has played out many more times since that day.