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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation P-77-041
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Synopsis: ON JANUARY 25, 1977, A LOW-ORDER EXPLOSION AND FIRE DESTROYED A HOUSE IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA NEAR WILLIAMSPORT, PENNSYLVANIA; THE OCCUPANT WAS NOT SERIOUSLY INJURED BY THE EXPLOSION.
Recommendation: EXTEND ITS EMERGENCY SERVICES TRAINING COURSE CONTRACT TO INCLUDE A SECTION ON THE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ASPECTS OF FLAMMABLE PIPELINE MATERIALS SUCH AS NATURAL GAS AND LIQUID HYDROCARBONS. COORDINATE AND COOPERATE WITH THE AMERICAN GAS ASSOCIATION, THE AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE, AND THE INTERSTATE NATURAL GAS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA TO USE THEIR EXPERTISE IN THIS AREA.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Pipeline
Location: Williamsport, PA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA77MP011
Accident Reports:
Pennsylvania Gas and Water Company, Natural Gas Explosions
Report #: PAR-77-04
Accident Date: 1/25/1977
Issue Date: 12/9/1977
Date Closed: 4/17/1979
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: RSPA (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s): Hazmat

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: RSPA
Date: 4/17/1979
Response:

From: RSPA
To: NTSB
Date: 11/24/1978
Response: MTB LTR: AS THE REFERENCED CONTRACT HAD BEEN COMPLETED, MTB ENTERED INTO A NEW CONTRACT WITH NFPA WHICH DOES INCLUDE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ASPECTS OF PIPELINE MATERIALS. IN DEVELOPING THE INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL, NFPA SOUGHT THE INPUT OF AGA, INGAA, API, AND OTHERS. A PREVIEW OF THE DRAFT COURSE WAS GIVEN BY MTB ON 2/1/79. NTSB STAFF MEMBERS WERE INCLUDED.