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NaTech And French Industrial Facilities

NaTech and French industrial facilities

  • Press article
Analysis of the ARIA database shows a sharp increase in NaTech events in French industrial facilities between 2010 and 2019. NaTech accidents are technological events that have been triggered or exacerbated by intense natural phenomena, such as floods, high temperatures[...]
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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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  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
The summary of this accident has not yet been translated. In the meantime, please refer to the French summary : Vers 5h20, une explosion se produit dans une fonderie. Le bilan est de 8 blessés légers dont 5 soignés sur[...]
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Discharge of effluents containing heavy metals into a river

  • Accident report
  • FINLANDE
For 30 hours, 66 t of nickel sulphate, from a metallurgical plant producing nickel cathodes and 50,000 t of nickel-based chemicals, spilt into the Kokemaki River. The highest concentration of nickel measured in the river was 8,800μg/l for an instant[...]
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Explosion water / molten metal

  • Fact sheet
Explosions following a molten metal / water contact are well-known accidents in the metallurgical industry, which sometimes result in significant human and material consequences. The ARIA database contains some fifty such events implying ferrous and non-ferrous metals melt. The fact[...]
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Fire outbreak on a stripping unit inside a steel mill

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
Fire was detected at 10:05 pm in the stainless steel sheet stripping unit of an upper-tier Seveso metallurgical plant. The surface treatment line, composed of 7 unheated polypropylene tanks (5 containing hydrochloric acid, 1 containing hydrofluoric acid, 1 containing nitric[...]
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