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"Deaths Due to Unintentional Injury From Explosions" report (PDF, 31 KB)

Report: NFPA's "Deaths Due to Unintentional Injury From Explosions"
Author: John R. Hall, Jr.
Issued: April 2009

Statistics from the U.S. death certificate database on deaths involving unintentional injury from explosions, including pressure vessel explosions, which are analyzed separately. In 2005, 151 people died of unintentional injury due to explosions. Another 26 people died as a result of rupture of a pressurized device, such as a boiler.

Abstract

In 2005, 151 people died of unintentional injury due to explosions. Another 26 people died as a result of rupture of a pressurized device, such as a boiler. 

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