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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation P-74-005
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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 MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY OF THE BOROUGH OF COOPERSBURG, THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES, AND THE U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS: INSURE THAT ANY UTILITY COMPANY AFFECTED BY CONSTRUCTION HAVE A PREPLANNED EMERGENCY PROCEDURE WHICH IS UNDERSTOOD BY ALL PARTIES AND WHICH CAN BE CARRIED OUT EXPEDITIOUSLY.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Unacceptable 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: 4/1/1983
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Borough of Coopersburg, Municipal Authority (Closed--No Longer Applicable)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Borough of Coopersburg, Municipal Authority
Date: 4/1/1983
Response:

From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Borough of Coopersburg, Municipal Authority
Date: 10/8/1982
Response: