Every year, thousands of workers are at risk of being injured or killed in a workplace plant explosion accident. While it is not the most common type of workplace injury, it is more common than most people would assume. In 2014, the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries reported that the percentage of deaths caused by explosions in the workplace increased 25% from previous years. OSHA said that an average of 5,000 people are injured every year in factory work areas due to fires and explosions. Most plants work with heavy industrial materials, toxic chemicals, and without proper safety measures, these can be the ingredients to a tragic explosion that can take many lives or cause lifelong injury. It is the job of the employer to provide a safe plant for their employees to work, though that is not always the case.