The French national research institute for safety (INRS) holds the EPICEA database, which provides 17 000 detailled “workplace accidents”.
The MARS (Major Accident Reporting System) database is held by the MAHB (EU Major Accident Hazards Bureau) and centralises major accidents as defined by the SEVESO II directive in the EU. The database is in english.
The ZEMA database (Zentrale Melde- und Auswertestelle für Störfälle und Störungen in verfahrenstechnischen Anlagen) centralises informations on accidents in Germany. The database is in German.
Database for accidents occuring in the chemistry industry in Germany (with search engine)
ERA – European Railway Agency
The european railway agency publishes repports on railway accidents in europe (in english).
The finish database ILITY gathers accidents worldwide (“database” in english, but without any search engine).
FACTS is a database which contains information on more than 24000 (industrial) accidents (incidents) involving hazardous materials or dangerous goods worldwide. (restricted access)
The CCPS (center for Chemical Process Safety) hols a database (restricted access) and publishes each month the CCPS Beacon
U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB)
The CSB is a US federal independant agency in charge of analysing chemical accidents. The corresponding reports and videos can be downloaded on their website.
U.S. National Transport Safety Board (NTSB)
The NTSB is a US federal independant agency in charge of analysing transport accidents. The corresponding reports and videos can be downloaded on their website.
Japanese database (in english) developed by National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and Japan Science and Technology Corporation (JST) .
Japanese database gathering industrial accidents, that took place around the world, in various sectors (chemistry, petrochemistry, food industry…), as well as natural disasters and nuclear accidents. The latest accidents available date back to 2004.
A few databases about accidents/incidents associated with emerging risks :
- Hydrogen : http://www.h2incidents.org
- Wind turbines : http://www.caithnesswindfarms.co.uk/AccidentStatistics.htm
- Cyber attacks (in French – ANSI / Centre gouvernemental de veille, d’alerte et de réponse aux attaques informatiques) : http://cert.ssi.gouv.fr/