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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation P-93-005
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Synopsis: ON JANUARY 17, 1992, WHILE A CREW FROM PEOPLES GAS LIGHT AND COKE COMPANY (PEOPLES) WAS DOING ROUTINE ANNUAL MAINTENANCE WORK ON A MONITOR REGULATOR AT ONE OF ITS REGULATOR STATIONS, HIGH-PRESSURE GAS ENTERED A LOW-PRESSURE SYSTEM. THE GAS--UNDER AS MUCH AS 10 PSIG OF PRESSURE--ESCAPED THROUGH GAS APPLIANCES INTO HOMES AND OTHER BUILDINGS, WHERE IT WAS IGNITED BY SEVERAL UNIDENTIFIED SOURCES. THE RESULTING EXPLOSION AND FIRES KILLED 4 PEOPLE, INJURED 4, AND DAMAGED 14 HOUSES AND 3 COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE PEOPLE GAS LIGHT AND COKE COMPANY: DISTRIBUTE TO CUSTOMERS THE REVISED NATURAL GAS SAFETY GUIDELINES, ENCOURAGE THEM TO READ AND RETAIN IT, AND PERIODICALLY REMIND THEM OF ITS AVAILABILITY.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Pipeline
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA92MP004
Accident Reports: ‚ÄčOver-Pressure of Peoples Gas Light and Coke Company Low-Pressure Distribution System
Report #: PAR-93-01-SUM
Accident Date: 1/17/1992
Issue Date: 1/26/1993
Date Closed: 11/12/1993
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Peoples Gas (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: Peoples Gas
Date: 11/12/1993
Response: THE BOARD IS PLEASED TO LEARN THAT PEOPLES HAS IMPLEMENTED RECOMMENDATION P-93-5. CONSEQUENTLY, IT HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION." WE APPRECIATE YOUR COMMITMENT TO PIPELINE SAFETY.

From: Peoples Gas
To: NTSB
Date: 9/9/1993
Response: THE ENGLISH VERSION OF THE REVISED BOOKLET WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO EACH CUSTOMER OF RECORD IN EARLY OCTOBER 1993. AT THAT TIME, CUSTOMERS WILL BE INFORMED THAT THE BOOKLET WILL BE AVAILABLE IN SPANISH AND POLISH AS WELL. PERIIODICALLY, THE COMPANY WILL SEND OUT A NOTICE, IN THE BILL INSERT, INFORMING CUSTOMERS OF THE AVAILABILITY OF THE BOOKLET AND ENCOURAGING THEM TO READ AND RETAIN THE ONE THEY HAVE.

From: NTSB
To: Peoples Gas
Date: 4/16/1993
Response: THE BOARD IS PLEASED TO LEARN THAT PEOPLES WILL DISTRIBUTE ITS NATURAL GAS SAFETY GUIDELINES TO ITS CUSTOMERS, ENCOURAGE THEM TO READ IT, & PERIODICALLY REMIND THEM OF ITS AVAILABILITY. PENDING ACTUAL DISTRIBUTION OF THE BOOKLET, RECOMMENDATION P-93-5 WILL BE CLASSIFIED "OPEN--ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE."

From: Peoples Gas
To: NTSB
Date: 2/25/1993
Response: WHETHER OR NOT THE BOOKLET IS REVISED, THE COMPANY WILL DISTRIBUTE IT TO ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS, ENCOURAGE THEM TO READ IT, AND PERIODICALLY REMIND THEM OF ITS AVAILABILITY.