Some in our industry believe high water vertical direct chill casting pits are less likely to have a molten metal explosion than a low water vertical direct chill casting pit. This lack of knowledge is very bad and leads to an increase danger to workers in our industry. My paper addresses the issue of molten metal explosions with special attention to the differences between high and low water vertical direct chill casting pits. Specifically, in my project, I will be looking at the potential damage of molten metal explosion caused to workers, equipment, and facilities. I argue that high water direct chill vertical casting pits are actually more dangerous than low water direct chill vertical casting pits. In conclusion, this project, by closely examining molten metal explosions, sheds new light on the rarely acknowledge issue of hazards associated with high water pits.