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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation P-88-014
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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 AMERICAN GAS ASSOCIATION: NOTIFY MEMBER COMPANIES OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE NATURAL GAS EXPLOSION IN WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA, ON JANUARY 18, 1988, AND RECOMMEND THAT EACH COMPANY SURVEY EXISTING GAS METER INSTALLATIONS AND RELOCATE THOSE THAT ARE IN PITS ADJACENT TO BUILDING OPENINGS.
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: 7/7/1989
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: American Gas Association (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: American Gas Association
Date: 7/7/1989
Response:

From: American Gas Association
To: NTSB
Date: 4/6/1989
Response: THANK YOU FOR YOUR MARCH 21 LETTER CONCERNING SAFETY RECOMMENDATION P-88-14. MY MARCH 17 LETTER TRANSMITTING THIS RECOMMENDATION TO OUR MEMBER COMPANIES IS ATTACHED. JUDGING FROM THE DATE OF YOUR LETTER, IT APPEARS THEY CROSSED IN THE MAIL. I TRUST THAT OUR MINOR MODIFICATION OF THE NTSB'S RECOMMENDATION IS ACCEPTABLE. WE APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ASSIST NTSB IN ITS MISSION TO PROMOTE TRANSPORTATION SAFETY.

From: NTSB
To: American Gas Association
Date: 3/21/1989
Response:

From: American Gas Association
To: NTSB
Date: 3/17/1989
Response: