Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response

Volume 10, Issue 2, August 2020, Pages 54 - 63

Patterns of Fatal Explosion Accidents in China

Authors
Lei Pang1, 2, ORCID, Zhiwen Zhang1, Kai Yang1, 2, ORCID, Pengfei Lv1, 2, Siheng Sun1, 2, *
1School of Safety Engineering, Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology, Beijing 102617, China
2Institute of Chemical Hazard Detection and Control, Beijing Academy of Safety Engineering and Technology, Beijing 102617, China
*Corresponding author. Email: jiushiwossh@163.com
Corresponding Author
Siheng Sun
Received 30 April 2020, Accepted 10 July 2020, Available Online 3 August 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jracr.k.200714.001How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Fatal explosion accident, pattern, statistical analysis, Cramer’s coefficient
Abstract

Explosion accidents usually lead to serious fatality and disability. To investigate the patterns of Fatal Explosion Accidents (FEA), a database containing 1835 FEA that happened in China during 2001–2018 was built. Statistical analysis was made based on the year, month, time interval of day, day of week, province, type of accident, place of occurrence and severity of accident. The result shown that, (1) FEA were more likely to occur in November; (2) 08: 00-10: 00 and 14: 00-16: 00 were two time intervals of frequent accident occurrence; (3) hazardous chemical FEA mostly happened on Tuesday and Wednesday, whereas pressurized container FEA often happened on Saturday; (4) coal mine gas FEA still accounted for a dominant proportion with the highest fatality rate. In addition, the correlation was measured by calculating Cramer’s coefficients, which indicated that the severities and types of FEA were significantly correlated with month. To be specific, (1) major and extraordinarily serious FEA were more likely to occur in November; (2) most of gas FEA were observed in April; (3) gunpowder and dust FEA happened most commonly in May; (4) more fireworks FEA happened in November. The patterns found in this study will provide explosion accident prevention and control with references.

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Journal
Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response
Volume-Issue
10 - 2
Pages
54 - 63
Publication Date
2020/08
ISSN (Online)
2210-8505
ISSN (Print)
2210-8491
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jracr.k.200714.001How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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