Technical Disaster

The reports revealed that some long trains were too big to fit into sidings off of main tracks that were often built to accommodate trains no longer than 1.4 miles, and passing trains were crashing into their rear ends.
Dust storms are created by high winds that lift large amounts of dust and sand from dry soil into the atmosphere. The airborne particles can be blown for miles.
USA Today - Gannet Co. Inc.
Aerial picture of a mining tailings dam
When an earthquake occurs, the risk to tailings storage facilities (TSF), often referred to as tailings dams, may not be front of mind.
University of New South Wales
False information surrounding the derailment of a train carrying toxic chemicals in East Palestine, Ohio in early February has circulated at alarming rates in the incident’s aftermath.
International Journalists' Network
The report says the high-risk sites in Delhi are commonly found on high-speed national highways, expressways. They are often road sections which cut through places with high pedestrian volume such as schools, metro stations, and commercial areas.
The Indian Express
University of Central Lancashire
Combined into a single discipline, the Fire Safety Engineering master’s degree meets the challenge of modern industrial needs and is fully accredited by two professional institutions.
  • Type
    University programme
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Duration
    1 year
Operatives within the building industry have called for review of current approaches to curbing structural failures, most of which result in collapse of buildings, loss of lives and properties.
Guardian, the (NG)
This study aims to consolidate knowledge and generate learning on the uses of social media and crowdsourcing in disaster management processes within the LINKS Framework. Research was conducted in five practitioner-driven case scenarios in Europe.
Cover of the OECD brochure: arial view of tanks in the sunset
This brochure aims to raise awareness of Natech risks and the challenges associated with their management. Using examples, it highlights key characteristics of Natech accidents, and gaps and challenges in analysing and managing Natech risks.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development