Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation P-76-093
Details
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: REQUIRE, AS A PREREQUISITE OF A CONTRACT AWARD, THAT THE CONTRACTOR BE IN CONTACT WITH THE "ONE-CALL" NOTIFICATION SYSTEM OR THE INDIVIDUAL FACILITIES OPERATORS TO DETERMINE THE PRECISE DEPTH AND LOCATION OF ANY UNDERGROUND FACILITIES BEFORE BEGINNING THE PROJECT.
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: 5/14/1987
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: State of California, Department of Transportation (Closed - Acceptable Action)
Keyword(s):

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: State of California, Department of Transportation
Date: 5/14/1987
Response:

From: State of California, Department of Transportation
To: NTSB
Date: 4/2/1987
Response:

From: State of California, Department of Transportation
To: NTSB
Date: 2/26/1987
Response: THIS IS ACTUALLY A FOLLOWUP LETTER DATED 2/26/87. THE FOLLOWING IS A HISTORY OF PREVIOUS CORRESPONDENCE: NTSB'S LETTER OF 8/29/78, INQUIRING AS TO WHY CALTRANS HAS DECIDED NOT TO JOIN THE UNDERGROUND SERVICE ALERT ("ONE-CALL") SYSTEM IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, ATTACHED. CALTRAN'S RESPONSE OF 9/13/78, REGARDING "ONE-CALL" SYSTEM. UNDERGROUND SERVICE ALERT'S 9/29/78, LETTER REGARDING CALTRANS DECISION NOT TO JOIN THE ONE-CALL SYSTEM AND RELATED CORRESPONDENCE.

From: NTSB
To: State of California, Department of Transportation
Date: 2/26/1987
Response: