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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation P-88-007
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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: CONDUCT A REVIEW OF ALL EXISTING TRAINING AND, CONSISTENT WITH ESTABLISHED TRAINING POLICY AND OBJECTIVES, DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT TRAINING PROGRAMS THAT ENABLE EMPLOYEES TO CORRECTLY CARRY OUT EACH ASSIGNED RESPONSIBILITY WHICH IS NECESSARY TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF 49 CFR PART 192.
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: 11/21/1990
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Piedmont Natural Gas Company (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s): Training and Education

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: Piedmont Natural Gas Company
Date: 11/21/1990
Response:

From: Piedmont Natural Gas Company
To: NTSB
Date: 5/31/1990
Response: EXISTING OPERATIONS TECHNICAL TRAINING PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN REVIEWED WITH REGARD TO PIEDMONT NATURAL GAS COMPANY'S "STANDARD POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR TECHNICAL TRAINING OF OPERATIONS PERSONNEL." ATTACHED ARE SPECIFIC TRAINING GUIDELINES DEVELOPED FOR PIEDMONT OPERATIONS PERSONNEL.

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

From: Piedmont Natural Gas Company
To: NTSB
Date: 4/3/1989
Response: AFTER THE POLICY AND OBJECTIVES FOR EMPLOYEE TRAINING REFERRED TO IN RESPONSE TO P-88-6 HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED, EXISTING TRAINING PROGRAMS WILL BE REVIEWED AND, IF NECESSARY, REVISED TO COMPLY WITH THE INTERPRETED REQUIREMENTS OF 49 CFR PART 192.

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