Accident

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Definitions

European Definitions

Directive 2004/49/EC

(For the Railway (Transport) Sector) An unwanted or unintended sudden event or a specific chain of such events which have harmful consequences; accidents are divided into the following categories: collisions, derailments, level-crossing accidents, accidents to persons caused by rolling stock in motion, fires and other. [1]

CENELEC

(For the Railway (Transport) Sector) An unintended event or series of events that results in death, injury, loss of a system or service, or environmental damage [2].

Other International Definitions

An unintended event or series of events that results in harm. [3]

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See also

  1. Directive 2004/49/EC Railway Safety Directive amending 2001/14/EC & 95/18/EC
  2. EN 50129 - Railway applications-Communications, signalling and processing systems- Safety related electronic systems for signalling
  3. Engineering Safety Management, issue 4, “Yellow Book 4”, ISBN 978-0-9551435-2-6

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