How Frequent are Major Industrial Accidents in Europe?
This paper applies methods of time series and survival analysis to assess the frequency of major accidents from fixed industrial installations in Europe. In a wider sense, the effectiveness of current information reporting requirements in the respective EU legislation (ôSeveso II Directiveö) intended to increase safety in the European process industry is analysed. The quantitative results show that the information currently available on European level is not sufficient to come to reliable conclusions regarding the frequency of such events.
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Trans IChemE. Vol.79, Part B (2001) pp.206-210
Record Number: 200013741 / Last updated on: 2001-09-18
Original language: en
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