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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation P-79-009
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Synopsis: ON JANUARY 16, 1979, AN EXPLOSION AND FIRE DESTROYED FIVE COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS AND DAMAGED SEVERAL OTHER BUILDINGS IN LONDON, KENTUCKY. TWO PERSONS WERE INJURED AS A RESULT OF THE ACCIDENT. FIREFIGHTERS, THE FIRST EMERGENCY PERSONNEL ON THE SCENE, EVACUATED THE BUILDINGS. THE LOCAL MANAGER AND A GAS SERVICEMAN FROM THE GAS SERVICE COMPANY, INC., (A SUBSIDIARY OF THE DELTA NATURAL GAS CO., INC.) ARRIVED ABOUT 5 MINUTES AFTER THE EXPLOSION. TWENTY-FIVE FIRE COMPANIES ASSISTED IN EXTINGUISHING THE FIRE.
Recommendation: DETERMINE THE CONDITION OF OTHER CATHODICALLY UNPROTECTED PIPE WHICH MAY BE COMPARABLE TO THE FAILED PIPE, AND DEVELOP A SCHEDULE FOR SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT BASED ON THE FINDINGS.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Pipeline
Location: London, KY, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: 80234
Accident Reports:
Gas Service Company, Explosion and Fire
Report #: PAR-79-02
Accident Date: 1/16/1979
Issue Date: 6/11/1979
Date Closed: 3/31/1983
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Delta Natural Gas Company, Inc. (Closed--No Longer Applicable)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: Delta Natural Gas Company, Inc.
Date: 3/31/1983
Response:

From: Delta Natural Gas Company, Inc.
To: NTSB
Date: 10/20/1982
Response: DELTA NATURAL GAS COMPANY LETTER: ON DECEMBER 13, 1979, WE FILED WITH THE KENTUCKY PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION A COPY OF DELTA'S EVALUATION OF LONDON, KENTUCKY GAS SYSTEM (DATED NOVEMBER 2, 1979). THIS REPORT INCLUDED DETAILS REGARDING SPECIFIC FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS, AND A TIMETABLE. IN ADDITION, QUARTERLY STATUS REPORTS HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE KENTUCKY PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION AS TO OUR STATUS.

From: NTSB
To: Delta Natural Gas Company, Inc.
Date: 10/8/1982
Response: