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An analysis of 1801 accidents involving transport, production and storage of hazardous chemicals showed that 22 % of the accidents which resulted in five or more fatalities could be attributed to road or rail transport. A model for assessment of risk of transport of dangerous goods by road and rail was developed, and predictions compared with actual statistics from Denmark concerning rail accidents for 1969-89. Model parameters were estimated for chlorine, ammonia, LPG, gasoline and diesel fuel.

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Authors: BROCKHOFF L H, Technical University of Denmark, Department of Chemical Engineering, Lyngby (DK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14675 EN (1992) 250 pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from Joint Research Centre, Publication Department, I-21020 Ispra (Va.) (IT)
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