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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation P-88-009
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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: REVISE EMERGENCY ACTION PLANS TO INCLUDE FEDERAL NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES FOR INCIDENTS THAT INVOLVE RELEASES OF NATURAL GAS AND THAT MEET U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CRITERIA.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Unacceptable 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: 1/12/2001
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Piedmont Natural Gas Company (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: Piedmont Natural Gas Company
Date: 1/12/2001
Response: BECAUSE THE SAFETY BOARD HAS RECEIVED NO FURTHER INFORMATION FROM THE PIEDMONT NATURAL GAS COMPANY, P-88-8 AND -9 ARE NOW CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--UNACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: NTSB
To: Piedmont Natural Gas Company
Date: 6/29/2000
Response: TO DATE THE SAFETY BOARD HAS NOT RECEIVED ANY FURTHER REPLY FROM PIEDMONT REGARDING IMPLEMENTATION OF P-88-8 OR -9. THE SAFETY BOARD WOULD APPRECIATE LEARNING OF ANY ACTIONS TO COMPLY WITH P-88-8 AND -9 THAT HAVE BEEN TAKEN OR ARE PLANNED BY THE PIEDMONT NATURAL GAS COMPANY. THE SAFETY BOARD LOOKS FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU.

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

From: Piedmont Natural Gas Company
To: NTSB
Date: 4/3/1989
Response: PIEDMONT'S PLANS FOR EMERGENCY ACTION INCLUDE THE SPECIFIED NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES. SUCH NOTICE WAS NOT GIVEN INITIALLY WITH RESPECT TO THE EXPLOSION IN QUESTION BECAUSE IT WAS INITIALLY DETERMINED BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND BY ENGINEERING EXPERTS THAT THE CAUSE OF THE EXPLOSION WAS A BOILER EXPLOSION.

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