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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation P-88-011
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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 NORTH CAROLINA UTILITIES COMMISSION: INCREASE THE STAFFING LEVEL OF THE PIPELINE SAFETY SECTION TO PROVIDE SUFFICIENT RESOURCES FOR RESPONDING TO RESPONSIBILITIES BEYOND PROGRAMMED INSPECTION ACTIVITIES.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Alternate 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: 1/16/1990
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: State of North Carolina, Utilities Commission (Closed - Acceptable Alternate Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: State of North Carolina, Utilities Commission
Date: 1/16/1990
Response:

From: State of North Carolina, Utilities Commission
To: NTSB
Date: 7/21/1989
Response:

From: NTSB
To: State of North Carolina, Utilities Commission
Date: 7/12/1989
Response:

From: State of North Carolina, Utilities Commission
To: NTSB
Date: 12/29/1988
Response: