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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation P-74-007
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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 UGI CORPORATION: INITIATE MORE CONTROLLING INSPECTION PROCEDURES ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN THE VICINITY OF ALL GAS FACILITIES. WHERE THESE PROJECTS INVOLVE BLASTING, THE UGI INSPECTOR SHOULD OBSERVE THE SHOT HOLE LOADINGS AND OBTAIN A COPY OF THE BLASTER'S "DIARY" FOR UGI RECORDS.
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: 9/10/1976
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: UGI Corporation (Closed--No Longer Applicable)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: UGI Corporation
To: NTSB
Date: 12/31/1974
Response: LETTER FROM UGI CORPORATION: OUR PEOPLE ARE INSTRUCTED TO OBSERVE THAT BLASTING IS CARRIED OUT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PENNSYLVANIA DER TITLE 25 REGULATIONS. CORRESPONDENCE DOCUMENTATION INCOMPLETE.