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Document ID (ISN)69600
CIS number 97-1303
ISSN - Serial title 0014-6269 - Face au risque
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dosne R.
Title Fire at Düsseldorf Airport
Original title Incendie à l'aéroport de Düsseldorf [in French]
Bibliographic information Sep. 1996, No.325, p.58-62. Illus.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) fire
Descriptors (secondary) accident descriptions; Germany
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires