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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation P-88-005
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Synopsis: ON JANUARY 18, 1988, A NATURAL GAS EXPLOSION DESTROYED THE BUILDING HOUSING THE K&W CAFETERIA AND THE LOBBY OF THE SHERATON MOTOR INN AT 380 KNOLLWOOD STREET, WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA. TWO ADJOINING MOTEL WINGS SUFFERED STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. OF THE FOUR PERSONS IN THE LOBBY/ CAFETERIA BUILDING AT THE TIME OF THE EXPLOSION, THREE SUSTAINED MINOR INJURIES. THE FOURTH PERSON SUSTAINED A FRACTURED ANKLE. ONE MOTEL GUEST ALSO SUSTAINED MINOR CUTS BUT REFUSED TREATMENT.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE PIEDMONT NATURAL GAS COMPANY: DEVELOP COMPREHENSIVE OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES THAT DEFINE EMPLOYEE RESPONSIBILITY, ACCOUNTABILITY, EVALUATION, AND COORDINATION FOR: INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE OF METER SETS AND CORROSION CONTROL, LEAKAGE SURVEILLANCE, AND ATMOSPHERIC CORROSION CONTROL PROGRAMS.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Pipeline
Location: Winston-Salem, NC, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA88MP008
Accident Reports:
Piedmont Natural Gas Company Natural Gas Explosion and Fire
Report #: PAR-88-01
Accident Date: 1/18/1988
Issue Date: 11/21/1988
Date Closed: 2/21/1991
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Piedmont Natural Gas Company (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: Piedmont Natural Gas Company
Date: 2/21/1991
Response:

From: Piedmont Natural Gas Company
To: NTSB
Date: 11/2/1990
Response: THE PIEDMONT NATURAL GAS COMPANY OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE MANUAL HAS RECENTLY BEEN RESTRUCTURED. ATTACHED ARE POLICIES THAT DEAL WITH AREAS REFERENCED IN THE ABOVE SUBJECT RECOMMENDATION.

From: NTSB
To: Piedmont Natural Gas Company
Date: 7/27/1989
Response:

From: Piedmont Natural Gas Company
To: NTSB
Date: 4/3/1989
Response: THE COORDINATION RESPONSIBILITIES FOR INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE OF METER SETS AND CORROSION CONTROL, LEAKAGE SURVEILLANCE, AND ATMOSPHERIC CORROSION CONTROL PROGRAMS ARE BEING DEVELOPED AND WILL BE INCLUDED IN PIEDMONT'S OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES.

From: NTSB
To: Piedmont Natural Gas Company
Date: 3/21/1989
Response: