MAN-MADE DISASTERS IN 2010
  Number of incidents Deaths Insured loss ($ millions)
All man-made disasters (1) 137 6,446  $3,606
       
Major fires, explosions 27 783 1,060
Industry, warehouses 15 186 824
Oil, gas 3 137 25
Hotels 1 30 NA
Other buildings 5 265 NA
Other fires, explosions 3 165 210
Aviation disasters 16 820 1,070
Crashes 14 820 504
Damage on ground 1 NA 250
Space 1 NA 317
Maritime disasters  27 1,192 1,262
Passenger ships 22 1,058 27
Drilling platforms 2 11 1,235
Other maritime accidents 3 123 NA
Rail disasters 7 337 117
Mining accidents 18 903 78
Collapse of buildings/bridges 6 283 NA
Miscellaneous 36 2 128 18
Social unrest 7 285 NA
Terrorism 21 969 NA
Other miscellaneous losses 8 874 18

(1) Based on events classified by Swiss Re as a catastrophe. The threshold is $17.4 million in insured losses or at least 20 dead or missing, 50 injured or 2,000 made homeless.

NA=Data not available.

Source: Swiss Re, sigma, 1/2011.