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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation P-86-011
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Synopsis: ABOUT 10:30 A.M. ON JULY 23, 1985, IN A RURAL AREA ABOUT 8 MILES SOUTH OF KAYCEE, WYOMING, A GIRTH WELD CRACKED DURING A PIPELINE RECOATING PROJECT ON A 23-YEAR-OLD, 8-INCH DIAMETER PIPELINE OWNED BY THE CONTINENTAL PIPE LINE COMPANY. THE CRACKED GIRTH WELD ALLOWED THE RELEASE, ATOMIZATION, AND IGNITION OF AIRCRAFT TURBINE FUEL UNDER 430 POUNDS PRESSURE, KILLING ONE PERSON, BURNING SIX PERSONS, DESTROYING CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT, AND SHUTTING DOWN THE PIPELINE. DAMAGE WAS ESTIMATED AT MORE THAN $128,000.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE CONTINENTAL PIPE LINE COMPANY: BASED UPON THE RESULTS OF THE JOB/TASK ANALYSIS, ESTABLISH INSPECTION AND WORK STANDARDS FOR PIPELINE RECOATING OPERATIONS AND CONDUCT PERIODIC QUALITY ASSURANCE REVIEWS TO MEASURE THE ADEQUACY OF THE LEVEL OF INSPECTION PROVIDED ON-SITE AT PIPELINE RECOATING PROJECTS.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Pipeline
Location: Kaycee, WY, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA85FP016
Accident Reports:
Continental Pipe Line Company Pipeline Rupture and Fire
Report #: PAR-86-01
Accident Date: 7/23/1985
Issue Date: 4/17/1986
Date Closed: 7/12/1989
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Continental Pipeline Company (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: Continental Pipeline Company
Date: 7/12/1989
Response:

From: Continental Pipeline Company
To: NTSB
Date: 12/27/1988
Response: BESIDES ASSIGNING AN INSPECTOR OR INSPECTORS TO PIPELINE MAINTENANCE AND/OR RECONDITIONING WORK, CHIEF INSPECTORS ARE ALSO ASSIGNED WHERE THE SCOPE OF THE PROJECT IS SIGNIFICANT ENOUGH TO WARRANT ONE.

From: NTSB
To: Continental Pipeline Company
Date: 11/8/1988
Response:

From: NTSB
To: Continental Pipeline Company
Date: 10/21/1988
Response: