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Document ID (ISN)69620
CIS number 97-1305
ISSN - Serial title 0212-1050 - Mapfre seguridad
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Martínez García F.
Title Big fires and explosions with casualties in the 20th century
Original title Grandes incendios y explosiones con víctimas en el siglo XX [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 3rd Quarter 1996, No.63, p.45-51; 93-95 (English summary). Illus.
Abstract This article presents a statistical analysis of major fire and explosion accidents in the 20th century. Though several difficulties obstructed data collection, samples were so representative as to permit several conclusions that help to improve safety against this type of accidents. The aspects analyzed were: distribution of the accidents by decade; activities affected; countries where the accidents occurred; major accidents in workplaces; physical state of the prevailing fuel. (Summary in English).
Descriptors (primary) fire hazards; major hazards; statistics; explosion hazards
Descriptors (secondary) total loss control
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Major hazards