|Document ID (ISN)||100538|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0014-6269 - Face au risque
|Convention or series no.
||Fire in the tunnel of the A 86 motorway under construction
||Incendie dans le tunnel en chantier de l'autoroute A 86 [in French]|
||June-July 2002, No.384, p.38-41. Illus.
||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.
||fire; rescue organization; tunnelling
||France; ventilation; accident descriptions
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards
First aid and emergency organization