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Warehouse flood

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
An 11,000 m2 warehouse storing crop protection products, stuffed toys and life jackets was flooded following a heavy downpour. The operator prepared, repackaged and palletised the stored products. The site is located on the foot of a hill and is[...]
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Boil-over in a refinery

  • Accident report
  • ROYAUME-UNI
In the storage tanks of a refinery (production: 5 million tonnes/year), smoke was detected on a 94,000-m³ capacity floating roof tank containing 47,000 tonnes of light crude oil (flash point: 38°C). Shortly thereafter, the surface (4,800 m²) ignited. In the[...]
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Landslide Over A Dam

Landslide over a dam

  • Accident report
  • ITALIE
At 10:39 pm, the landslide of a portion of Mount Toc sent 260 million m3 of earth and rock hurtling at more than 90 km/h into the full reservoir adjoining the Vajont Dam. The falling rock nearly instantaneously filled the[...]
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Break Of The Malpasset Dam

Break of the Malpasset Dam

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
The break of the Malpasset Dam, a 60-m high arched structure with a thin diaphragm wall, caused 421 victims and displaced 7,000 more. After several days of torrential rains, this dam set up on the Reyran River north of Fréjus broke[...]
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