Explosions may be accidental or deliberate and can be caused by chemicals, natural gas, propane, high pressure steam or an explosive device.

If you see/hear an explosion:


Be prepared for possible further explosions.

Leave the area, if possible.

If unable to leave, take cover under a table or desk or in a windowless interior room, such as a restroom.

Stay away from windows, mirrors, overhead fixtures, filing cabinets, bookcases, heavy objects and electrical equipment.

If evacuation is ordered, proceed to the appropriate assembly area.

Do not move seriously injured persons unless they are in obvious, immediate danger.

Open doors carefully. Watch for falling objects.

Do not use elevators.

Do not use matches or lighters.

Do not spread rumors.

Be prepared for fire or power failure to follow explosions.

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