Tag health and safety

Flixborough Chemical Works Explosion

Flixborough Chemical Works Explosion
The Incident Flixborough chemical works  had been managed safely for many years, with no notable accidents, until temporary repairs and modifications to maintain production were carried out after a six foot crack developed in one of the six inline reactors. …

The Hatfield Rail Crash 2000

Hatfield Rail Crash
The Incident On 17th October 2000 a Great North Eastern Railway InterCity 225 train going from London to Leeds derailed at Hatfield station killing 4 people in the restaurant coach and injuring 70, three seriously. Reports concluded that communication was…

The Clapham Junction Train Crash 1988

Welcome to our blog series looking at the causes and consequences of well known disasters. This blog looks at the Clapham Junction Train Crash 1988. The Incident The Clapham Junction Train crash occurred on 12th December 1988 at just after 8am.…

Harrow and Wealdstone Rail Crash 1952

Welcome to our blog series looking at the causes and consequences of well known disasters. This blog looks at Harrow and Wealdstone Rail Crash 1952. The Incident The Harrow and Wealdstone Rail Crash occurred on 8th October 1952 at Harrow…

The Tay Bridge Disaster of 1879

Welcome to our blog series looking at the causes and consequences of well known disasters. The Incident The Tay Bridge disaster occurred on Sunday 28th December 1879, resulting in the loss of life of approximately 75 people travelling on the train.…