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Table 3.5 Typical failure intensities (per 106 hours)

Event

Failure intensity

Space shuttle catastrophic failures during launch1

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Potentially significant safety incidents, US nuclear  power plants, 1984-19872

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Horseback riding injuries

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Electric light bulb burnouts

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Automatic safety shutdowns (scrams) of US nuclear power plants, 1984-19872

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New York City subway car breakdowns3

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Motorcycling injuries

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Fires in a specified household (US average)4

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Burglaries in a specified household(US average)4

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Disabling injuries at home (US per person)4

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Thefts of a specified car (US average)4

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Deaths at age 35 (per person)5

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Fatal auto accidents (New Jersey, 1988) per auto6

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Commercial airline (US) fatal accidents

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Deaths by fire (US per person)4

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Deaths by electrocution (US per person)

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