Jul 15, 2014

Technological accidents in the metro - Chronicle of incidents

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Dozens of people lost their lives and health as a result of a severe accident in the Moscow metro on July 15. This day will be a black date in the history of the Moscow metro. The disaster forced to recall other incidents underground.
Technic accidents with fatalities occurred in the Moscow metro before.
In Soviet times, authorities preferred to keep silent about the accident, not to mention the terrorist attacks in the subway.
Lack of information leads to rumors - as the causes of accidents and the number of dead and injured.
Now hot on the heels hardly have to wait for a detailed analysis of the causes of the tragic accident on the Arbat-Pokrovskaya line. But earlier this year the management of the Moscow metro and metro workers union representatives have already spoken about the accident on the underground tracks.

Chronicle sad tragedies and accidents

Evacuation of the wounded from the Moscow metro
Moscow doctors save people postradashih in an accident in the subway
June 12, 1981 a fire broke out between the stations "Tretyakov" and "October". Burned four cars. Later it became aware of several affected firefighters who were poisoned by combustion products. Newspaper The New Your Times on the same day put a message on the agency UPI death of seven people.
February 17, 1982 . Station "Aviamotrnaya." About 17 hours occurred breaking mechanism driving the escalator. Under the weight of the passengers, he began to move down two times faster than the regular speed. The escalator, there were about a hundred people. Not help people on their feet and began to fall tumbling down. Someone tried to jump on the balustrade, the plastic coating could not withstand the weight of people. As a result, the hustle eight people were killed and dozens injured. Official information appeared only nine months later. City officials did not disclose details about the accident, and the popular rumor is several times increased the number of dead and injured. Say, for example, that people delayed in mechanisms that propel the escalator that was untrue.
March 30, 1994 PE happened between the stations "Sermon" and "Nakhimovskiy prospect" Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya line. The train crashed into the center of the tail of going ahead. 20 people were injured, nine of them were hospitalized. Evacuated from the subway two and a half thousand people. As the cause of the accident was the failure to function called automatic alarm system speeding structure and approach to the traffic lights. For the same reason the accident occurred the next day March 31, 1994. The structure standing at the station "Tepliy" crashed train arrived. The last car derailed, smoke began. Injured three people.
May 25, 2005 took place the so-called "blackout in Moscow." At 11:00, the mass disconnection of supply centers "Mosenergo", which provides, inter alia, and the metro. Motion is completely or partially stopped on eight lines. Not worked for almost every third of the 17 stations. Stopped 43 of transporting more than 20 thousand people. Managed to avoid panic, people were quickly brought to the surface.
April 15, 2012 at the station "Komsomolskaya-Ring" has been a sharp acceleration, and then a sudden stop web escalator going downhill on the way out to the Leningrad station. Injured 10 people, six of them were hospitalized. As it turned out, the cause of the accident was the lack of gear coupling as the technical team has not established during repairs escalator.
May 5, 2013 is short-circuited and ignited contact rail between the stations "Vyhino" and "Ryazan prospectus" Tagansko Krasnopresnenskaya line. 3 people injured, about 300 people were evacuated to the surface.
June 5, 2013 there was a short circuit and fire high-voltage cable between the stations "Ryad" and "Lenin Library". More than 80 people injured, 27 were hospitalized. More than 4.5 million people were evacuated from both stations. The incident occurred at 8:00 17 minutes and 12 hours for the same Sokol'nicheskaya had another crash - a new circuit cable.
June 11, 2013 around 9:00 outage occurs portion Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya line between the stations "Serpukhovskaya" and "Tula".Two compositions, which were up to 900 passengers, about an hour stood in the tunnel. 14 people went to doctors, nine of them were hospitalized. Defect caused the accident was called one of the new cars assembled in 2013.
In 2013 and 2014 has been marked by fire and smoke on trains, tunnels and metro stations.
September 20, 2013 's cab caught fire on the line between "Borovitskaya" and "Polyanka." October 7 puffed old wagon between stations "Kuznetsk Bridge" and "Pushkin". November 22 was smoke at the station "Shabolovskaya." Evacuated all passengers. December 4 was shrouded in smoke station "Serpukhov."
March 21, 2014 there was flooding on Arbatsko Intercession line due to a burst pipe with water. Killed worker welder who tried to eliminate the accident on the water supply. March 25 lighted cable between the stations "Tekstilschiki" and "Volgograd prospectus"; fire extinguished driver.

No one is safe ...

Passengers in the subway
Head of Moscow Metro Ivan Besedin declared reducing accidents
April 8, 1974 accident occurred in the metro in Leningrad, resulting in the destruction of the tunnel, caused by exposure to the quicksand. There were no casualties, but the dips formed on the roads and cracks on the walls of houses in the Square of Courage.
December 2, 1995 because of quicksand was stopped trains on the stretch "Forest" - "Area of Courage" and "Lenin Square" - "Academic".Affected areas were re-opened in June 2004.
June 8, 2005 accident occurred in the subway station in Baku "Baksovet." 25 people were injured in a fall on an escalator, which began to move with acceleration, and then suddenly stopped.
Due to a power outage occurred repeatedly crashes in the metro in Tbilisi. Incidents recorded in November 2002, July 2005, June 2010, August 2012. In January 2009 there was a fire and smoke at the station "Avlabar".
In the summer of 1995 fell in Minsk subway train driver because of the strike.
May 10, 1997 in Minsk subway station "Academy of Sciences" was short-circuited. Smoke started. Evacuation occurred from several stations.There were evacuated about two thousand people.

Bosses and unions about accidents in the metro

Wagon derailed on the tablet screen
Dispassionate tablet fixed place of tragedy in the Moscow metro
Head of Moscow Metro Ivan Besedin April PE cited statistics on subway lines from 2000 to 2013, ITAR-TASS reported.
According Besedina, in 2000, the metro was 4928 cases, which led to delays in the movement of trains. For 13 years the number of crashes decreased by more than twice. In 2013, registered 2064 crash.
Moscow Metro, ITAR-TASS, does not publish accurate statistics on causes of failures.
Earlier this year, "Gazeta" published an opinion deputy chairman of the independent trade union of workers of the Moscow Metro Nicholas Gosteva. According to the guest room, one of the reasons for the increase of accidents in recent years due to the fact that new cars more energy than older ones.
Another reason, as derived from the words of the trade union functionary associated with the state of air in the subway, as the stations and tunnels and trains.

According Besedina, old cars can not be air-conditioned. Gradually, they will be replaced with new ones.
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