Boston Molasses Disaster

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------------------------------------------------- Ethics Assignment ------------------------------------------------- ECE 371 ------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------- Hitesh Rana ------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------- Boston Molasses Disaster The Boston Molasses Disaster, also known as the Great Molasses Flood and the Great Boston Molasses Tragedy, occurred on January 15, 1919, in the North End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts in the United States. A large molasses storage tank burst, and a wave of molasses rushed through the streets at an estimated 35…show more content…
This is a case in which a person is given a responsibility but he fails to do so. Another claim was that the owners of the truck, in order to make more profits overfilled the truck and that resulted in the blast. In this the owners of the truck for their own personal motive put to risk, the lives of thousands of Americans. This is also an extremely unethical practice. According to the IEEE code of ethics, “a person must disclose promptly factors that might endanger the public or the environment.” The engineers here are guilty for not following the IEEE as they would have known the implications of such a disaster and should have tried to warn the company heads or if need be to be more radical, the higher authority which would have stopped

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