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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation P-80-044
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Synopsis: ON FEBRUARY 21, 1980, AN EXPLOSION AND FIRE DESTROYED FOUR STORES IN A SHOPPING COMPLEX AND SEVERLY DAMAGED AN ADJOINING RESTAURANT IN CORDELE, GEORGIA. OF THE EIGHT PERSONS WHO WERE INJURED, THREE DIED LATER AS A RESULT OF THEIR INJURIES. PROPERTY DAMAGE WAS EXTENSIVE.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE AMERICAN GAS ASSOCIATION AND THE AMERICAN PUBLIC GAS ASSOCIATION: ADVISE ITS MEMBER SYSTEMS TO REVIEW AND MODIFY AS NECESSARY THEIR PROCEDURES FOR MAINTAINING ODORIZATION RECORDS AND FILES IN COMPLIANCE WITH CFR 192.625, ODORIZATION OF GAS, AND ADVISE ITS MEMBER SYSTEMS TO REVIEW AND MODIFY AS NECESSARY THEIR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION PROCEDURES TO ENSURE THAT ALL LEAKS RESULTING FROM EXCAVATOR DAMAGE HAVE BEEN LOCATED AND REPAIRED.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Pipeline
Location: Cordele, GA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: 80233
Accident Reports:
Municipal Gas Department of Cordele, Georgia Explosion and Fire
Report #: PAR-80-05
Accident Date: 2/21/1980
Issue Date: 6/4/1980
Date Closed: 5/4/1983
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: American Gas Association (Closed--No Longer Applicable)
American Public Gas Association (Closed--No Longer Applicable)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: American Public Gas Association
Date: 1/19/1983
Response:

From: American Public Gas Association
To: NTSB
Date: 10/15/1982
Response: AMERICAN PUBLIC GAS ASSOCIATION (APGA) LETTER: WE ARE ENCLOSING A PACKET OF THE INFORMATION WHICH WAS SENT TO ALL PUBLICLY OWNED DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS IN THE UNITED STATES SINCE MANY PUBLICLY OWNED SYSTEMS ARE NEITHER MEMBERS OF APGA NOR OF AGA. IN VIEW OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THE MATTER, WE SENT A COPY OF THE ENCLOSED PACKET TO 993 PUBLICLY OWNED SYSTEMS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THE PACKET IS ATTACHED AND REFERS TO ALL THREE RECOMMENDATIONS.

From: NTSB
To: American Public Gas Association
Date: 10/5/1982
Response:

From: American Gas Association
To: NTSB
Date: 7/22/1983
Response:

From: NTSB
To: American Gas Association
Date: 5/4/1983
Response:

From: American Gas Association
To: NTSB
Date: 2/1/1983
Response: AMERICAN GAS ASSOCIATION (AGA) LETTER AND DISCUSSION WITH AGA GOVERNMENT LIAISON ON MARCH 21, 1983: AGA WILL COMPLY WITH THE INTENT OF THIS RECOMMENDATION BY ISSUING A NOTICE TO ITS MEMBER SYSTEMS. THIS NOTICE MAY CONTAIN, HOWEVER, SOME CHANGES WHICH THE AGA FEELS ARE NECESSARY TO CLARIFY THE INTENT OF RECOMMENDATION P-80-44.

From: NTSB
To: American Gas Association
Date: 10/5/1982
Response: