Man-Made Disasters, 2017
Event Number of incidents Deaths Insured loss ($ millions)
All man-made disasters (1) 118 2,934 $6,246
       
Major fires, explosions 45 477 $5,439
Oil, gas 15 36 3,056
Industry, warehouses 14 73 1,845
Other buildings 11 308 382
Other fires, explosions 3 22 81
Department stores 2 38 76
Aviation disasters 7 165 $410
Space 2 0 188
Crashes 3 165 131
Damage on ground 2 0 90
Miscellaneous 21 925 $200
Social unrest 1 0 200
Terrorism 13 731 0
Other miscellaneous losses 7 194 0
Maritime disasters 33 1,163 $197
Drilling platforms 1 0 90
Freighters 2 22 75
Tankers 1 0 32
Passenger ships 27 1,087 0
Other maritime accidents 2 54 0
Rail disasters (includes cableways) 10 140 $0
Mining accidents 2 64 $0
(1) Based on events classified by Swiss Re as a catastrophe. The threshold is $20.3 million in insured losses for maritime disasters, $40.7 million for aviation disasters and $50.5 million for other losses or $101.0 million in total economic losses; or at least 20 dead or missing, 50 injured or 2,000 made homeless. Source: Swiss Re, sigma, 1/2018.