Accident databases

 This page gives a survey of databases and data sources presenting brief descriptions and characteristics of accidents and incidents that have occurred.

  • eMARS - Major Accident ReportingSystem (This database is maintained by the Major Accident Hazards Bureau (MAHB) and is  related to the EU Seveso II directive on major accidents involving highly hazardous substances)
  • FACTS - Failure and Accident Technical Information System (This database is operated by Unified Industrial & Harbour Fire Department in Rotterdam-Rozenburg)
  • ARIA - Analyse, Recherche et Informations sur les Accidents (is operated by by BARPI, a part of Ministère de l'Aménagement du Territoire et de l'Environnement  MATE)
  • PSID - Process Safety Incident Database (is operated by the Center for Chemical Process Safety CCPS)
  • NEDIES - Natural and EnvironmentalDisaster Information Exchange System (is operated by the  Joint Research Centre, Natural Risk Sector) 
  • ECCAIRS - European Co-ordination Centre for Aviation Incident Reporting Systems
  • Aviation accident database & synopses (is operated by the  NationalTransportation Safety Board, USA)
  • IRTAD - International Road Trafficand Accident Database (OECD)
  • WOAD - World Offshore Accident Database (is operated by Det Norske Veritas DNV)
  • Accident statistics for fixed offshore unit son the UK Continental Shelf (UK HSE report)
  • Accident statistics for mobile offshore units on the UK Continental Shelf (UK HSE report)
  • Ship/Platform Collision Incident Database (UK HSE report)
  • PlaneCrashInfo
  • Danger Ahead - Historic Railway Disasters
  • BBC Disaster News

Note that links have been removed, but they should be easy to retrieve by a search.

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