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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation P-76-089
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Synopsis: ON JUNE 16, 1976, A PIECE OF CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT EXCAVATING FOR A STREET WIDENING PROJECT ON VENICE BOULEVARD IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, STRUCK AND PUNCTURED AN 8-INCH PETROLEUM PRODUCTS PIPELINE OWNED BY THE STANDARD OIL COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA. THE ESCAPING GASOLINE SPRAYED ON NEARBY BUILDINGS AND IGNITED, 9 PERSONS WERE KILLED, 14 PERSONS WERE INJURED, 7 BUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED, OTHER BUILDINGS WERE DAMAGED BY FIRE AND HEAT, AND 15 VEHICLES WERE DESTROYED.
Recommendation: INSURE ADEQUATE COMMUNICATIONS WITH CONTRACTORS AND OTHER PARTIES THROUGH WRITTEN SUBSTANTIATED MEANS DURING EXCAVATION WORK, INCLUDING MORE TESTHOLE VERIFICATION FOR THE DEPTH AND LOCATION OF ITS PIPELINES.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Pipeline
Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: DCA76MP021
Accident Reports:
Standard Oil Company of California, Pipeline Rupture
Report #: PAR-76-08
Accident Date: 6/16/1976
Issue Date: 1/31/1977
Date Closed: 4/23/1987
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Standard Oil Company (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: Standard Oil Company
Date: 4/23/1987
Response:

From: Standard Oil Company
To: NTSB
Date: 2/13/1987
Response: TO INSURE ADEQUATE COMMUNICATIONS WITH CONTRACTORS AND OTHER PARTIES, THE FACILITY INSPECTORS PREPARE A WRITTEN INSPECTION REPORT AT EACH CONSTRUCTION SITE. THE REPORT DESCRIBES THE STATUS OF THE WORK IN PROGRESS AND NOTES ANY SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION PRECAUTIONS OR REQUIREMENTS TO PROTECT THE PIPELINE. THE APPROPRIATE ON-SITE CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISOR IS ASKED TO READ AND SIGN THE INSPECTION REPORT. AT THE SAME TIME, THE FACILITY INSPECTOR WILL LOCATE AND MARK THE CHEVRON PIPELINES AT THE SITE TO INFORM AND REMIND EXCAVATION CONTRACTORS OF THEIR PRESENCE.

From: Standard Oil Company
To: NTSB
Date: 1/12/1987
Response: THIS IS ACTUALLY A FOLLOWUP AND THE FOLLOWING IS A HISTORY OF PAST CORRESPONDENCE. CHEVRON'S LETTER OF 1/25/77, COMMENTING ON BOARD'S REPORT OF ACCIDENT, NTSB'S 2/8/77, LETTER INDICATING THAT CHEVRON'S COMMENTS ARE BEING REVIEWED, CHEVRON'S MARCH 11, 1977, LETTER REQUESTING TO BE INFORMED OF STATUS OF ERRATA SHEET, CHEVRON'S 3/28/77, LETTER CONFIRMING MEETING AND COMMENTING FURTHER ON BOARD'S REPORT, NTSB'S APRIL 22, 1977, LETTER FURTHER REGARDING BOARD'S REPORTS IF ACCIDENT, CHEVRON'S MARCH 2, 1981, LETTER IN RESPONSE TO INQUIRY REGARDING ACTION TAKEN ON RECOMMENDATIONS, NTSB'S JUNE 7, 1985, LETTER REQUESTING INFORMATION ON ACTIONS TAKEN TO IMLEMENT THE BOARD'S RECOMMENDATIONS AND CHEVRON'S JUNE 26, 1985, LETTER INDICATING THAT IT IS REVIEWING THE MATTER AND THAT A REPORT IN THE RECOMMENDATIONS WOULD BE FORTHCOMING IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

From: NTSB
To: Standard Oil Company
Date: 1/12/1987
Response:

From: NTSB
To: Standard Oil Company
Date: 6/7/1985
Response:

From: Standard Oil Company
To: NTSB
Date: 3/2/1981
Response: