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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation P-74-002
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Synopsis: IN COOPERSBURG, PA., ON FEBRUARY 21, 1973, A GAS PIPELINE WAS RUPTURED BY DYNAMITE AND GAS AT 50 PSIG ENTERED AN APARTMENT HOUSE AND EXPLODED. FIVE PERSONS WERE KILLED, 16 PERSONS WERE INJURED, AND 2 BUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT: THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS GAS PIPING STANDARDS COMMITTEE DEVELOP GUIDELINES FOR USE BY PIPELINE OPERATORS TO PROTECT PIPELINE FACILITIES AFFECTED BY BLASTING OPERATIONS.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Pipeline
Location: Coopersburg, PA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: 80229
Accident Reports:
UGI Corporation
Report #: PAR-74-01
Accident Date: 2/21/1973
Issue Date: 2/7/1974
Date Closed: 7/29/1985
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Date: 7/29/1985
Response:

From: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
To: NTSB
Date: 9/6/1978
Response: ASME LTR: ASME-GPSC IS REVIEWING THIS RECOMMENDATION.

From: NTSB
To: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Date: 5/1/1978
Response: