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Document ID (ISN)21709
CIS number 74-1518
ISSN - Serial title Ehkäise tapaturmia - Förebygg olycksfall
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Title Explosion in a garbage incineration plant
Original title Räjähdys jätteenpolttolaitoksella [in Finnish]
Bibliographic information 1974, No.1, p.20. Illus.
Abstract Investigation of a methane explosion with happened in a Finnish garbage incineration plant, causing 4 fatalities. The methane produced in a garbage composting unit located near the incineration plant was evacuated through a pipeline which had been dug in the earth. The loose backfill earth had been tamped with the aid of vibrated tampers which caused the pipeline to bend, break and leak. The methane which escaped from the leak penetrated into the incineration plant and an explosion followed.
Descriptors (primary) methane; incinerators; explosions; garbage composting
Descriptors (secondary) leakage; accident descriptions
Document type -
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Explosions
Aliphatic and alicyclic hydrocarbons
Waste collection and disposal