Archive of explosives incidents

Archive of incidents involving explosives and fireworks in the UK.

The EIDAS (Explosives Incidents Database Advisory Service) holds readily accessible and searchable information about the causes and effects of explosives and firework incidents in the UK, from the 1850s up to 2018. For incidents occurring up to 1974, the database draws on information previously published in the Annual Report of Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Explosives. The incidents since 1974 include many from public domain sources as well as those reported to HSE.

The information is a useful source for statistics on explosives incidents and can help to target measures to reduce risks in the manufacture, transport, storage and use of explosives. You can access the archive by contacting [email protected]

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Updated 2024-06-12