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This study contains a review of accidents involving ammonia. None of the existing publicly assessible accident databases used contains all severe accidents involving ammonia. The probability of an accident being recorded in an accident data collection increases with the severity of its consequences but even major accidents can escape recording. The results of this review are in agreement with the conclusions of a similar previous review of accidents involving chlorine. In the absence of a structured accident reporting system there are many difficulties in collecting complete and accurate accident reports. Therefore there are limitations to be considered in using data from these sources for statistical purposes. Accident databanks are, however, useful for identifying priorities and diffusing the knowledge for effective accident prevention policies.

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Authors: DROGARIS G, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14633 EN (1993) 52 pp., FS, ECU 6
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-4735-8
Record Number: 199310429 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en