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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation P-76-090
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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: JOIN ANY "ONE-CALL" SYSTEMS IN AREAS WHERE ITS PIPELINES OPERATE AND HELP TO ORGANIZE SYSTEMS WHERE THEY DO NOT EXIST.
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)
Keyword(s):

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: CHEVRON PIPE LINE COMPANY JOINS AND PARTICIPATES IN ALL "ONE-CALL" SYSTEMS IN AREAS WHERE IT OPERATED PIPELINES. IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, FOR EXAMPLE, IT IS A MEMEBER OF UNDER GROUND SERVICE ALERT OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THROUGH WHICH IT RECEIVED AND PROCESSED LAST YEAR IN EXCESS OF 6,000 NOTIFICATIONS OF CONSTRUCTION WORK IN THE VICINITY OF ITS PIPE LINES.

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 IMPLEMENT 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: