List of industrial disasters

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This article lists notable industrial disasters, which are disasters caused by industrial companies, either by accident, negligence or incompetence. They are a form of industrial accident where great damage, injury or loss of life are caused.

Other disasters can also be considered industrial disaster, if their causes are rooted in the products or processes of industry. For example, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 was made more severe due to the heavy concentration of lumber industry, wood houses, fuel and other chemicals in a small area. Some can be related to engineering disasters when shortcuts in engineering design to reduce costs of construction and fabrication leads to unexpected design failures.

The Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents is designed to protect people and the environment from industrial accidents. The Convention aims to prevent accidents from occurring, to reduce their frequency and severity, and to mitigate their effects. The Convention addresses primarily industrial accidents in one country that affect the population or the environment of another country. The Convention was drafted following the Seveso disaster and Sandoz disaster.

Defense industry[edit]

Energy industry[edit]

Food industry[edit]

Manufacturing industry[edit]

Mining industry[edit]

See mining accident for more.

Other industrial disasters[edit]

See also[edit]


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