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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation P-76-010
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Synopsis: ON APRIL 22, 1974, A MASSIVE, LOW-ORDER EXPLOSION DEMOLISHED THE WEST WALL OF A 25-STORY COMMERCIAL BUILDING AT 305 EAST 45TH STREET IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. THE STRUCTURE OF THE ADJACENT BUILDING WAS DAMAGED AND GLASS WAS BROKEN IN OTHER BUILDINGS IN THE AREA. GLASS FRAGMENTS AND SLIVERS WERE BLOWN INTO 46TH STREET, WHERE THEY LAY 1 INCH DEEP IN PLACES. NO PERSONS WERE KILLED, BUT MORE THAN 70 PERSONS WERE INJURED.
Recommendation: AMEND 49 CFR 192 TO DEFINE MORE REALISTICALLY AN OPERATOR'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR GAS PIPING INSIDE BUILDINGS.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Reconsidered
Mode: Pipeline
Location: New York, NY, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: 80187
Accident Reports:
Consolidated Edison Company, Explosion
Report #: PAR-76-02
Accident Date: 4/22/1974
Issue Date: 4/19/1976
Date Closed: 12/3/1986
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: RSPA (Closed - Reconsidered)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: RSPA
Date: 12/3/1986
Response:

From: RSPA
To: NTSB
Date: 9/22/1986
Response:

From: NTSB
To: RSPA
Date: 3/27/1986
Response:

From: RSPA
To: NTSB
Date: 11/13/1985
Response:

From: NTSB
To: RSPA
Date: 9/30/1985
Response:

From: RSPA
To: NTSB
Date: 3/21/1983
Response:

From: NTSB
To: RSPA
Date: 8/24/1976
Response:

From: RSPA
To: NTSB
Date: 7/30/1976
Response: