|Document ID (ISN)||69600|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0014-6269 - Face au risque
|Convention or series no.
||Fire at Düsseldorf Airport
||Incendie à l'aéroport de Düsseldorf [in French]|
||Sep. 1996, No.325, p.58-62. Illus.
||Description of a fire that broke out at Dusseldorf International Airport (Germany) on 11 Apr. 1996, and caused 17 deaths and more than 60 injuries requiring hospitalization. The fire was caused by incandescent particles from a welding torch falling on flammable material the presence of which was not suspected by the workers. The article examines in detail the lack of fire safety and the insufficient fire preparedness in the air terminal at the time of the fire. The fire fighting actions and the subsequent decontamination procedures are also described.
||accident descriptions; Germany
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards