Hydrogen Accidents

The following description of accidents does not represent a complete list of all accident involving hydrogen. Rather, it consists of examples of accidents about which the authors have more than just a casual knowledge of the conditions or causes. Table C-1 shows a list of accidents related to hydrogen collected from some accident databases, such as UNEP, OECD,

MHDAS, BARPI, etc.

Table C-1 Summary of accidents related to hydrogen [UNEP, OECD, MHDAS, BARPI, 117]

Year

Date

Location

Origin of Acidents

Death

Injury

Evacuated

2001

01.05

Oklahoma (trailer), USA

Fire

1

1

15

2001

18.04

Labadie, Missouri

Fire

NA

NA

NA

2000

14.09

Pardies

Fire & Explosion

NA

NA

NA

2000

03.09

Gonfreville-LOrcher

Explosion

12

1999

07.05

Panipat, India

Fire

5

1999

08.04

Hillsborough, USA

Fire & explosion

3

50

38

1998

15.9

Torch, Canada

Fire

--

--

--

1998

08.06

Auzouer, Touraine

Explosion & fire

1

200

1998

25.04

France

Fire

NA

NA

NA

1992

22.04

Jarrie

Fire

1

2

1992

18.01

Pennsylvania, USA

Fire

1

3

--

1992

16.01

Sodegaura, Japan

explosion

10

7

---

1992

08.01

Wilmington, USA

Leakage

---

16

---

1991

09.06

Pardies

Fire

NA

NA

NA

1991

14.02

Daesan, Korea

Explosion

---

2

---

1991

-.10

Hanau-Frankfurt, Germany

Explosion

NA

NA

NA

1990

25.07

Birmingham, UK

Fire, gas cloud

---

> 60

70050

1990

29.04

Ottmarsheim

Fire

NA

NA

NA

1988

15.06

Genoa, Italy

Explosion

3

2

15000

1986

28.01

Challenger, USA

Explosion

7

--

--

1984

13.10

Waziers, France

Fire

NA

NA

NA

1978

12.06

USA

Fire

9

1975

NA

Ilford, Esses

Explosion

1

1937

06.05

Hindenburg, Lakehurst, USA

Fire

36

NA

NA

1894

25.05

Tempelhof-feld, Germany

Explosion

NA

NA

NA

1980

NA

EU chemical industries

Fire and explosion

NA

NA

NA

1992

NA

US nuclear power plant

Fire and explosion

NA

NA

NA

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