Accession Number:

ADA532208

Title:

Investigation and Site Restoration Following a Major Accident Involving Hazard Classification 1.2 Ammunition

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE HELSINKI (FINLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

The results of the scientific studies into why an accident occurred at a Finnish ammunition depot are reported along with details of the position and type of the debris produced during the event. The Official Accident Investigation Board concluded that the most likely cause of the accident was auto-ignition of a propellant. After the accident, the rate of ammunition disposal was increased and a new regime for ammunition propellant testing was introduced in Finland.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE