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56030

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
The summary of this accident has not yet been translated. In the meantime, please refer to the French summary : Vers 7h40, dans une cimenterie, un feu se déclare dans un bâtiment à structure béton abritant plusieurs cellules dont l'une[...]
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Dégagement De Fumée En Nacelle D’une éolienne

Dégagement de fumée en nacelle d’une éolienne

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
The summary of this accident has not yet been translated. In the meantime, please refer to the French summary : A 15 h, des techniciens en intervention dans un parc éolien constatent un dégagement de fumée au niveau de la nacelle[...]
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So What Feedback Is Available On Conveyor Accidents?

So what feedback is available on conveyor accidents?

  • Study
Conveyors or elevators are used in many agricultural and industrial activities. An analysis of the accidents recorded in the ARIA database shows that this type of equipment is regularly involved in accidents involving fire and explosions. The purpose of this summary[...]
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Fire in the distillation unit of a refinery

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
In a refinery, at around 3.35 a.m., an alarm in the control room informed the operators of a fire in the distilling unit. At around 4.00 a.m., the flames had reached a height of 50 m and had engulfed an area of 2,500 m². The[...]
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Small Or Big Changes, Not Managing Them Can Be Risky!

Small or big changes, not managing them can be risky!

  • Press article
All industrial activity can be expected to undergo changes, to varying degrees, throughout its life cycle, especially to maintain its efficiency. These changes often come with the development of new processes, an increase in the level of safety, regulatory modifications,[...]
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Safe subcontracting

  • Fact sheet
Supply of skills, cost reduction, and flexibility… Subcontracting offers a whole range of advantages which manufacturers are eager to seize: 74% of them make use of subcontracting, according to the French statistics board (INSEE). Subcontracting is an integral part of[...]
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Preventing multiple failures

  • Fact sheet
Since 2016, 25% of accidents in ICPEs (classified facilities for environmental protection requiring authorisation or registration), impacting people and property, have been caused by multiple failures involving equipment faults or human interventions. Most initial post-accident verifications focus on the incriminated[...]
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Gaseous VCM leak at a chemical plant

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
VCM is a flammable and carcinogenic gas, used in liquefied and gaseous form to manufacture PVC by polymerisation in reactors. At the end of the reaction, the reactors are degassed to remove the unconverted VCM. The degassing circuit includes a[...]
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Conveyor Belt Fires: Are The Standards Being Met?

Conveyor belt fires: Are the standards being met?

  • Flash
Conveyor belts used to handle organic materials must meet standards defined by various French ministerial orders .These texts indicate that conveyor belts must comply with standard NF EN ISO 340 or standards NF EN 12881-1 and NF EN 12881-2 (self-extinguishing[...]
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