Man-Made Disasters In 2016
  Number of incidents Deaths Insured loss ($ millions)
All man-made disasters (1) 136 4,014 $7,797
       
Major fires, explosions 47 766 $4,643
Industry, warehouses 17 84 2,027
Oil, gas 13 136 1,921
Other buildings 11 387 0
Other fires, explosions 5 159 617
Department stores 1 0 78
Maritime disasters  36 1,596 $2,463
Passenger ships 19 1,530 0
Drilling platforms 9 0 1,944
Tankers 5 66 98
Other maritime accidents 3 0 420
Aviation disasters 11 384 $248
Crashes 7 383 117
Space 2 0 41
Damage on ground  2 1 90
Rail disasters (includes cableways) 11 318 $87
Mining accidents 8 166 $184
Collapse of buildings, bridges 3 100 $0
Miscellaneous 20 684 $173
Terrorism 15 601 173
Social unrest 1 0 0
Other miscellaneous losses 4 83 0
(1) Based on events classified by Swiss Re as a catastrophe. The threshold is $19.9 million in insured losses for maritime disasters, $39.8 million for aviation disasters and $49.5 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, 2/2017.