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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation P-76-094
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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: ADVISE MEMBER COMPANIES WHOSE FACILITIES ARE EXPOSED TO EXCAVATION CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO MARK AND LOCATE THEIR FACILITIES ACCURATELY.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Alternate 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: 2/14/1980
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: American Gas Association (Closed--No Longer Applicable)
American Petroleum Institute (Closed--No Longer Applicable)
Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (Closed--No Longer Applicable)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: American Petroleum Institute
Date: 2/14/1980
Response:

From: American Petroleum Institute
To: NTSB
Date: 2/1/1977
Response: AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE LETTER OF 2/1/77 - THE INSTITUTE HAS FOR MANY YEARS SUPPORTED THE PERMANENT MARKING OF PIPELINES AND IN 1971 PUBLISHED A RECOMMENDED PRACTICE ON THIS SUBJECT. THE PETROLEUM PIPELINE INDUSTRY HAS LONG SUPPORTED EFFECTIVE TEMPORARY MARKING OF PIPELINES AND THEIR PROPER LOCATION DURING CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY AROUND THEM. INGAA LETTER OF 1/31/77 - WE HAVE FORWARDED COPIES OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS TO MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION. 11/16/79 - AGA LTR: THE COORDINATING GROUP FOR PIPELINE SAFETY DID NOT TAKE ACTION ON THIS ITEM SINCE IT INVOLVED DAMAGE TO A LIQUID LINE. HOWEVER, AGA HAS LONG BEEN A STRONG SUPPORTER OF THE 'ONE-CALL' SYSTEM AS EVIDENCED BY LETTER OF AUGUST 8, 1975, TO OUR MEMBER COMPANIES.

From: NTSB
To: Interstate Natural Gas Association of America
Date: 2/14/1980
Response:

From: Interstate Natural Gas Association of America
To: NTSB
Date: 1/31/1977
Response: AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE LETTER OF 2/1/77 - THE INSTITUTE HAS FOR MANY YEARS SUPPORTED THE PERMANENT MARKING OF PIPELINES AND IN 1971 PUBLISHED A RECOMMENDED PRACTICE ON THIS SUBJECT. THE PETROLEUM PIPELINE INDUSTRY HAS LONG SUPPORTED EFFECTIVE TEMPORARY MARKING OF PIPELINES AND THEIR PROPER LOCATION DURING CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY AROUND THEM. INGAA LETTER OF 1/31/77 - WE HAVE FORWARDED COPIES OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS TO MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION. 11/16/79 - AGA LTR: THE COORDINATING GROUP FOR PIPELINE SAFETY DID NOT TAKE ACTION ON THIS ITEM SINCE IT INVOLVED DAMAGE TO A LIQUID LINE. HOWEVER, AGA HAS LONG BEEN A STRONG SUPPORTER OF THE 'ONE-CALL' SYSTEM AS EVIDENCED BY LETTER OF AUGUST 8, 1975, TO OUR MEMBER COMPANIES.

From: NTSB
To: American Gas Association
Date: 2/14/1980
Response:

From: American Gas Association
To: NTSB
Date: 11/16/1979
Response: AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE LETTER OF 2/1/77 - THE INSTITUTE HAS FOR MANY YEARS SUPPORTED THE PERMANENT MARKING OF PIPELINES AND IN 1971 PUBLISHED A RECOMMENDED PRACTICE ON THIS SUBJECT. THE PETROLEUM PIPELINE INDUSTRY HAS LONG SUPPORTED EFFECTIVE TEMPORARY MARKING OF PIPELINES AND THEIR PROPER LOCATION DURING CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY AROUND THEM. INGAA LETTER OF 1/31/77 - WE HAVE FORWARDED COPIES OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS TO MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION. 11/16/79 - AGA LTR: THE COORDINATING GROUP FOR PIPELINE SAFETY DID NOT TAKE ACTION ON THIS ITEM SINCE IT INVOLVED DAMAGE TO A LIQUID LINE. HOWEVER, AGA HAS LONG BEEN A STRONG SUPPORTER OF THE 'ONE-CALL' SYSTEM AS EVIDENCED BY LETTER OF AUGUST 8, 1975, TO OUR MEMBER COMPANIES.