NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs

NTSB to meet on San Bruno natural gas pipeline rupture accident

August 24, 2011

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will hold a public Board meeting to discuss the final report of its investigation into the September 9, 2010, natural gas pipeline rupture and explosion that killed 8 people and injured many more in San Bruno, Calif.

The purpose of the meeting will be to determine the probable cause of the accident and to consider proposed safety recommendations.

A synopsis of the report will appear on the website shortly after the conclusion of the Board meeting. The entire report will appear on the website in several weeks.

Event: Board Meeting
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 30, 9:30 a.m. (EDT)
Location: NTSB Board Room and Conference Center, 429 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC
Participants: NTSB Board Members

Note: A live and archived webcast of the proceedings will be available at www.capitolconnection.net/capcon/ntsb/ntsb.htm. To report any problems, please call 703-993-3100 and ask for Webcast Technical Support.

Directions, including temporary route changes, to the NTSB Board Room: The front door is located on lower 10th Street, directly below L'Enfant Plaza. From the Metro, exit L'Enfant Plaza station at 9th and D Streets escalator, walk through the shopping mall towards the CVS store (on the left). Due to construction at L'Enfant Plaza, the escalator that provides access to the Board Room level is out of service. Signs posted near the escalator will direct attendees to stairs leading to the Board Room. NTSB staff will also be stationed throughout L'Enfant Plaza to provide directions and alternate access. The Board Room can also be accessed on the garage level.


San Bruno pipeline accident webpage

Contact: NTSB Public Affairs
Peter Knudson
(202) 314-6100



The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause
of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.