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Anticipating Fire And Explosion Risks In Wood Silos

Anticipating fire and explosion risks in wood silos

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Over the past 3 years, more than 40 fires involving silos containing wood chips or sawdust have been recorded in the ARIA database. In such instances, operational difficulties are commonly encountered by emergency services (lengthy interventions, vulnerability of storage structures,[...]
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Accidents In Confined Spaces

Accidents in confined spaces

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Many industrial accidents involve work conducted within confined areas, where the primary risk has been generated by the latent or accidental presence of an either flammable, toxic or simply oxygen-deficient atmosphere. The objective of this analysis is to build awareness[...]
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Accidents Associated With Cattle Farming Activities

Accidents associated with cattle farming activities

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The present analysis is based on 2,686 events recorded between January 1st, 1992 and August 31st, 2009 in relation to farming activities of beef cattle, pigs, rabbits, poultry and game birds. The purpose of this document is to characterise general[...]
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Silos Storing Plant Products

Silos storing plant products

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We need to pay special attention to the circumstances under which accidents in silos storing plant products take place. Experience shows that the frequency of accidents is far higher during the working phase including the preventive or curative maintenance, change,[...]
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Fire On PCB Transformers.

Fire on PCB transformers.

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
A fire broke out around 2:50 am in an electrical utility room at a paper mill. Engulfed in the flames, four transformers emptied entirely and a fifth halfway, dispersing a dielectric containing PCB. A prefectural order motivated by a proposal[...]
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Deadly Explosion During The Cleaning Of A Silo

Deadly explosion during the cleaning of a silo

  • Accident report
  • BELGIQUE
The number of casualties resulting from the Florrifoux silo explosions is high: 5 dead and 4 injured. Debris were scattered over a 100-m radius, windows were broken and damages to homes were observed as far as 300 m away. This[...]
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Explosion Of A Malt And Barley Silo In A Malting House

Explosion of a malt and barley silo in a malting house

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
An explosion occurred at 2:15 pm inside the materials handling tower of a silo located at a malt house during repairs of the facility's slabs and installation of a dust removal system, performed by 3 subcontracted employees. The filling ratio[...]
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