|Document ID (ISN)||21709|
|ISSN - Serial title
||Ehkäise tapaturmia - Förebygg olycksfall
|Convention or series no.
||Explosion in a garbage incineration plant
||Räjähdys jätteenpolttolaitoksella [in Finnish]|
||1974, No.1, p.20. Illus.
||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.
||methane; incinerators; explosions; garbage composting
||leakage; accident descriptions
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
Aliphatic and alicyclic hydrocarbons
Waste collection and disposal