Archives For industrial accident

SS Torrey Canyon Disaster, 1967. Clean up operation by the British Army after the oil tanker ran aground between Land's End and the Scilly Isles causing the biggest oil spill in UK history, 100 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the sea. The environmental disaster was made far worse by the heavy use of detergent to disperse the oil slick which was later determined to have killed off far more marine life than the oil spill itself  © Romano Cagnoni/reportdigital.co.uk

SS Torrey Canyon Disaster, 1967. Clean up operation by the British Army after the oil tanker ran aground between Land’s End and the Scilly Isles causing the biggest oil spill in UK history, 100 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the sea. The environmental disaster was made far worse by the heavy use of detergent to disperse the oil slick which was later determined to have killed off far more marine life than the oil spill itself
© Romano Cagnoni/reportdigital.co.uk

Aberfan disaster rescue attempts. 116 children and 28 adults were killed when a slag heap collapsed onto the pit village, South Wales © NLA/reportdigital.co.uk

Aberfan disaster rescue attempts. 116 children and 28 adults were killed when a slag heap collapsed onto the pit village, South Wales
© NLA/reportdigital.co.uk
Click for more

A rescue crew waiting to make another attempt to free 7 miners trapped in the flooded Lofthouse colliery, West Yorkshire © Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk

A rescue crew waiting to make another attempt to free 7 miners trapped in the flooded Lofthouse colliery, West Yorkshire
© Martin Mayer/reportdigital.co.uk
Click for more

The Hoegh Osaka car carrier aground on Bramble Bank between Southampton and the Isle of Wight after it sailed from the Hampshire port with its cargo of 1,400 cars © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

The Hoegh Osaka car carrier aground on Bramble Bank between Southampton and the Isle of Wight after it sailed from the Hampshire port with its cargo of 1,400 cars
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Salvage experts climbing on the ship. The Hoegh Osaka car carrier aground on Bramble Bank between Southampton and the Isle of Wight after it sailed from the Hampshire port with its cargo of 1,400 cars © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Salvage experts climbing on the ship. The Hoegh Osaka car carrier aground on Bramble Bank between Southampton and the Isle of Wight after it sailed from the Hampshire port with its cargo of 1,400 cars
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

The Hoegh Osaka car carrier aground on Bramble Bank between Southampton and the Isle of Wight after it sailed from the Hampshire port with its cargo of 1,400 cars © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

The Hoegh Osaka car carrier aground on Bramble Bank between Southampton and the Isle of Wight after it sailed from the Hampshire port with its cargo of 1,400 cars
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Essen Express near  Southampton and the Isle of Wight  © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Essen Express near Southampton and the Isle of Wight
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Mol Quest near  Southampton and the Isle of Wight  © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Mol Quest near Southampton and the Isle of Wight
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

An oil tanker berthed at a terminal, Fawley Refinery, Oil refinery, Southampton Water. © Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

An oil tanker berthed at a terminal, Fawley Refinery, Oil refinery, Southampton Water.
© Paul Box/reportdigital.co.uk

Workers assess damage to the Cabinet Office on Whitehall after high winds during storm St Jude brought down a construction site crane on the building. Westminster. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Workers assess damage to the Cabinet Office on Whitehall after high winds during storm St Jude brought down a construction site crane on the building. Westminster.
© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk