This case involves several explosions that occurred at a chemical plant in Michigan. A dangerous rainstorm forced the plant’s employees to evacuate the facility, leaving behind hazardous and toxic chemicals with no supervision. These chemicals required refrigeration, and the lack of refrigeration was known to cause the chemicals to break down and ignite. Despite the fact that the facility had experienced flooding before, the plant’s safety managers failed to adequately prepare for backup refrigeration of those chemicals in the event of a power outage. Within 72 hours of the facility evacuation, there were 2 major explosions. Residents in the nearby area suffered from serious bodily injuries as a result of inhaling toxic fumes.