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Document ID (ISN)112428
CIS number 12-0267
Year 2009
Convention or series no. RR 718
Health and Safety Executive
Title Buncefield explosion mechanism phase 1 - Volumes 1 and 2
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2009, x, 31p. Illus. (vol. 1); iv, 178p. Illus. Bibl.ref. (vol.2).
Internet access Buncefield_explosion_mechanism_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract This report presents the findings of the group of experts from academia and industry investigating the causes of a major accident involving a string of explosions and resulting fires at a large petroleum products tank farm in the United Kingdom in December 2005. The accident caused important material damage, closures and transport disruptions, but no serious injuries or loss of life.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; storage tanks; major hazards; accident investigation; petroleum and natural gas industry
Descriptors (secondary) initiation of explosions; public OSH institutions; causes of accidents; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Major hazards