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Document ID (ISN)100538
CIS number 02-1860
ISSN - Serial title 0014-6269 - Face au risque
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dosne R.
Title Fire in the tunnel of the A 86 motorway under construction
Original title Incendie dans le tunnel en chantier de l'autoroute A 86 [in French]
Bibliographic information June-July 2002, No.384, p.38-41. Illus.
Abstract This article describes the fire that occurred on 5 March 2002 during drilling work in a tunnel of the future Paris bypass motorway. 19 construction workers at the site were trapped for more than five hours, but were able to escape unharmed thanks to their discipline, training, familiarity with the site (which enabled an efficient rescue effort) and the high level of coordination between the persons responsible for the site and rescue workers. Four fire scenarios had been prepared. Even if none corresponded exactly to this incident, they no doubt helped manage the intervention efforts.
Descriptors (primary) fire; rescue organization; tunnelling
Descriptors (secondary) France; ventilation; accident descriptions
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires
First aid and emergency organization