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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation P-80-025
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Synopsis: ON JANUARY 30, 1980, SEVERAL EXPLOSIONS AND A SUBSEQUENT FIRE KILLED ONE PERSON AND EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED APPROXIMATELY 25 HOUSES AND OTHER PROPERTY ADJACENT TO A SMALL CANAL IN THE SECTOR CANA OF BAYAMON, PUERTO RICO. THE SAFETY BOARD'S CONTINUING INVESTIGATION HAS REVEALED THAT THE EXPLOSIONS AND FIRE WERE CAUSED BY THE IGNITION OF GASOLINE THAT HAD LEAKED FROM A BREAK IN AN 8-INCH, REFINED PETROLEUM PRODUCTS PIPELINE, WHICH HAD BEEN STRUCK AND RUPTURED BY EXCAVATION EQUIPMENT.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE GOVERNOR OF PUERTO RICO: REQUIRE THAT PRECONSTRUCTION MEETINGS BE HELD BEFORE THE INITIATION OF HIGHWAY OR OTHER CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS. ALL AFFECTED PARTIES SHOULD BE IN ATTENDANCE AT THE MEETINGS AND ALL FACILITIES SHOULD BE MARKED BEFORE CONSTRUCTION.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Unacceptable Action
Mode: Pipeline
Location: Bayamon, PR, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA80MP008
Accident Reports:
The Pipelines of Puerto Rico, Inc., Petroleum Products Pipeline Rupture and Fire
Report #: PAR-80-06
Accident Date: 1/30/1980
Issue Date: 4/18/1980
Date Closed: 7/25/1988
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Date: 7/25/1988
Response:

From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Date: 4/13/1988
Response:

From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Date: 5/19/1983
Response:

From: NTSB
To: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Date: 10/8/1982
Response: