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Explosion in a gas depot

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
An explosion occurred on a Monday morning upon resuming activity in an LPG warehouse featuring a filling station. According to the facility layout, the electrical installation was located in the maintenance workshop, which also contained air compressors, at a distance[...]
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Gas leak and flash in a filling station

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
A flash followed by a fire and explosion occurred at an LPG filling station. The building depot was divided into several zones: a carrousel for filling 13-kg propane bottles, a 35-kg bottle-filling zone, a testing zone, a palletizing platform, and[...]
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Catastrophic explosion of a cloud of cyclohexane

  • Accident report
  • ROYAUME-UNI
A cyclohexane cloud violently exploded at a caprolactam plant; 28 employees were killed, and a total of 89 individuals were seriously hurt, 53 of them among the general public. Property loss was considerable: buildings destroyed within a 600-m radius, 1,820[...]
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Feyzin disaster

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
This refinery, which first began operating in 1964, was processing 1.7 million tonnes of crude oil a year. Its LPG storage zone contained 12,850 m³ (theoretical capacity: 13,100 m³) of pressurised hydrocarbons in 10 propane or butane spherical tanks, placed[...]
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