All accident articles

  • Rolling_Bearing_Schaeffler_web
    Article

    Schaeffler supplies ‘unaffected’ by factory explosion

    2017-05-16T12:59:38Z

    German components maker and ball bearing supplier Schaeffler has said it does not expect any supply problems to customers despite an explosion at its Eltmann plant in Bavaria on Monday, which injured 23 workers. The explosion occurred at a filtration device for salt at the plant, which manufactures rolling elements ...

  • Union Pacific train
    Article

    Train car carrying used batteries bursts into flames

    2017-04-26T12:12:31Z

    A rail car carrying spent lithium-ion batteries burst into flames in the US city of Houston on Sunday. No one was injured. An official from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) within the Department of Transportation told Automotive Logistics that both it and the Federal Railroad Administration ...

  • City of Rotterdam extensive bow damage
    Article

    'Illusion and inadequate reactions' to blame for Humber collision

    2017-02-09T14:53:01Z

    A ‘compelling illusion’ coupled with the slow reaction of the two vessels involved was behind the collision between the car carrier City of Rotterdam (pictured) and the ro-ro freight ferry Primula Seaways , the official investigation into the incident has concluded. The City of Rotterdam , operated by Nissan ...

  • HoeghOsakaPhoto
    Article

    MAIB: stability issues to blame for Höegh Osaka grounding

    2016-03-21T12:16:46Z

    The UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has said stability issues were the root cause of the Höegh Osaka listing and grounding off the port of Southampton in January last year. In the incident – which left a number of high-value vehicles badly damaged – the car carrier developed ...