technological disaster

A disaster attributed in part or entirely to human intent, error, negligence, or involving a failure of a man-made system, resulting in significant injuries or deaths
Examples 9/11, Columbine High School massacre, Exxon Valdez, NASA’s Challenger, Columbia, Chernobyl

technological disaster

Man-made disaster, see there.
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This is important so that we can look at this as cascading of events be it a natural disaster or a technological disaster, that could be caused by a security issue.
It all comes down to the fact that in the very near future technological disaster can threaten Europe not just in theory but this time in practice.
In his 2015 doctoral dissertation at the University of Utrecht, De Soir takes the massive 2004 Ghislenghien gas explosion in Belgium as a case study to explore mental health disturbances after a confrontation with a technological disaster.
Overall, Mallery's compendium is a well-considered, practical, and manageable resource for the information professionals involved, or for those who should be involved, in developing or refining their organization's plans for technological disaster.
Imagine, if you will, a global technological disaster which wipes out all of life's modern essentials - smartphone, internet, even good old telly.
drilling activities might trigger a mud flow), natural disasters could in turn trigger a technological disaster like in the case where a tsunami triggers a nuclear disaster, as was the case in Fukushima.
To overcome these obstacles, the Charter on Cooperation to Achieve the Coordinated Use of Space Facilities in the Event of Natural or Technological Disaster (2) has emerged as an international effort, which brings together public and private actors from relevant sectors to provide rapid and effective technical assistance to any state or community immediately affected by large-scale disasters.
Synopsis: Set against the backdrop of a far-future Earth struggling to reinvent itself after a technological disaster, "Homefront is an uncompromising adventure story set in the Transgenic Wars about what it truly means to be human.
The opening salvo was an un-interactive technological disaster.
In another study, (Farooq and Shahjehan 2011) explained that 91 human settlements and commercial areas in 14 major districts of Punjab have potential to be affected by Technological Disaster and there exist no administrative infrastructure to cater this technological disaster.
Had it hit Earth, the July 2012 event likely would have created a technological disaster by short-circuiting satellites, power grids, ground communication equipment and even threatening the health of astronauts and aircraft crews, he said.
shifts to keep the enterprise in working condition and to prevent a technological disaster.

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