Man-Made Disasters In 2015
  Number of incidents Deaths Insured loss ($ millions)
All man-made disasters (1) 155 6,994 $8,983
       
Major fires, explosions 48 1,123 $5,629
Industry, warehouses 17 449 3,893
Oil, gas 9 130 1,553
Hotels 1 0 100
Other buildings 11 213 84
Other fires, explosions 10 331 0
Aviation disasters 16 685 $1,001
Space 5 0 664
Crashes 9 685 258
Damage on ground  1 0 40
Explosions, fires 1 0 39
Maritime disasters 31 2,487 $1,679
Drilling platforms 5 45 1,553
Passenger ships 20 2,259 65
Freighters 2 19 62
Other maritime accidents 4 164 0
Rail disasters (includes cableways) 12 141 $200
Mining accidents 8 352 $450
Miscellaneous 40 2,206 $24
Social unrest 3 22 24
Terrorism 27 1,082 0
Other miscellaneous losses 10 1,102 0
(1) Based on events classified by Swiss Re as a catastrophe. The threshold is $19.7 million in insured losses for maritime disasters, $39.3 million for aviation disasters and $48.8 million for other losses or at least 20 dead or missing, 50 injured or 2,000 made homeless. NA=Data not available. Source: Swiss Re, sigma, 1/2016.