Problem

Injurious explosions

Other Names:
Risk of accidental explosion
Nature:
The sudden and violent expansion of gases or liquids due to an internal chemical reaction or other source of pressure can cause damage to life and property. Some materials, such as fireworks and dynamite, are designed to be exploded with certain safeguards. When the safeguards are not in place, the explosion can be dangerous. Potentially harmful effects are burns, broken bones, blast injuries due to air pressure change, shrapnel and flying debris, asphyxia due to breathing poisonous gases or particles in the air, and shock.
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Subject(s):
Accidents
Hazards
Date of last update
14.05.1999 – 00:00 CEST