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13 Of The Most Deadly Workplace Disasters In History (PHOTOS)

HALIFAX, CANADA - DECEMBER 14:  Port of Halifax in ruins after French ship Mont Blanc, loaded with ammunition & explosives, c
HALIFAX, CANADA - DECEMBER 14: Port of Halifax in ruins after French ship Mont Blanc, loaded with ammunition & explosives, collided with the Norwegian ship Imo ultimately resulting in a titanic exposion on Dec. 6, 1917; the blast leveled a square mile of

The world witnessed two of the most devastating workplace disasters in recent memory this month, as the explosion of a fertilizer plant in Texas and collapse of a factory in Bangladesh together claimed nearly 400 lives.

These events, only the latest in the long history of global workplace tragedy, serve as a sad reminder that events such as these are far from a thing of the past. To put the events into context, here are some of the most horribly memorable accidents to date:

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13 Deadly Workplace Disasters