A major industrial accident is a serious incident that occurs in a plant or a warehouse and that immediate environmental consequences.
Depending on the nature of the products and quantities involved, the accident can take on the form of a fire, an explosion or the emission of toxic or radioactive material.
Follow the instructions in the event of an alert or accident
On site or in the vicinity of the accident, quickly move away from hazards such as fire, smoke, the smell of gas, unpleasant fumes, etc., and encourage other people to do so.
In the event of an alert or an accident, follow the authorities' instructions. Such instructions vary depending on the nature of the event, for example, take shelter in a building if doing so offers sufficient protection or evacuate the affected zone when taking shelter does not offer protection.
Source and reference for further information: Urgence-Québec – Major industrial accidents