A fire broke out at 10:15 am in a warehouse subject to authorization (item 1510 of the nomenclature of the French classified installations) at an external storage of wooden pallets. Employees are evacuated prior to the arrival of firefighters.
The economic consequences of the event are estimated at:
- 1,000 euros for material damage (destruction of 152 pallets);
- 4,500 euros for operating losses (evacuation of staff for 40 minutes).
The volume of the extinguishing water is evaluated at 50 m³. No damage to the environment is noticed by the operator [...]
Un feu se déclare vers 5h30 sur le quai d'un entrepôt de 33 000 m² constitué de 3 cellules soumis à enregistrement (1510, année de construction 1993). Le système de sprinklage de la cellule n°2 se déclenche. Une alarme visuelle et sonore s'active et alerte le poste de garde qui appelle les secours à 5h35. Les pompiers, sur place à 6 h, arrosent le bâtiment avec 8 lances dont 3 sur échelle ; l'un d'eux se blesse à la main. La [...]
A storm surge coinciding with high tides raised the level of the Humber Estuary. The water flooded the gates of the port and filled the port to overflowing. A Seveso-classified chemical and hydrocarbon storage terminal was under 1 m of water. Following the weather alerts, the site shut down its operations and isolated its electrical power supplies. The terminal's non-essential employees were evacuated; the rest were moved to the safety of the upper floors of the operations building.
The walls surrounding the retention tanks were not flooded and [...]
A storm surge coinciding with high tides caused the River Tees to rise. It flowed over and eroded the dykes built to protect the local residents. A Seveso-classified port terminal containing chemicals stored in tanks was flooded 1.8 m above ordnance datum.
The terminal's employees fled to the control room on the top floor of the main building. Most of the firewalls were submerged by the water. The rising water lifted a number of partially full storage tanks, damaging their pipes and supports in the process. A number of fixtures were damaged by [...]
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A team of 3 fire-fighters wearing self-breathing apparatuses entered an adjoining room to verify that the fire doors were indeed closed. As they progressed, all physical and radio contact was lost with one of them, a [...]
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