Ensuring safety when transporting dangerous goods within classified facilities - issue 258

Issue Number: 258


Accidents involving the transportation of dangerous goods are a common occurrence. Since 1990, a total of 784 accidents involving transportation of dangerous goods within classified facilities have been recorded in the ARIA database. The percentage of this type of accident has nearly doubled over the past ten years.
The transport of dangerous goods is vital to industrial operations but it generates risks from both a human and environmental perspective. As a case in point, over 40% of all accidents related to this activity and recorded in ARIA resulted in human consequences (injuries or deaths).

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