About the industry
Certain types of incidents at major hazard facilities can be catastrophic for workers, the community and the environment.
Major hazard facilities are an essential part of the state's infrastructure, providing important products and services to Victorians. However, these sites handle potentially dangerous quantities of chemicals and other materials.
A major incident, such as the one that occurred at the Longford gas plant in September 1998, can result in loss of life and property damage on a very large scale.