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Pipeline Explosion and Fire, San Bruno, CA, September 9, 2010
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Board Meeting : Pipeline Explosion and Fire, San Bruno, CA, September 9, 2010
3/1/2011 12:00 AM

The National Transportation Safety Board held a 3-day public hearing to gather additional factual information for the ongoing investigation into the natural gas pipeline rupture and explosion that occurred on September 9, 2010, in San Bruno, California.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011

The hearing was open to the public and took place in the Board Room and Conference Center at 429 L'Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington, D.C. The hearing was also telecast on the web. Archives of the hearing videos for all three days are available online at

The goal of the hearing was for the Safety Board to learn more about the issues identified in the San Bruno pipeline rupture accident. The Board invited expert witnesses to provide sworn testimony. Additionally, several organizations were granted "party status" to the hearing so that they could question the witnesses directly. The witnesses and parties represented a range of government and industry communities and other officials who provide oversight.

Parties to the public hearing:

  • Pacific Gas & Electric
  • California Public Utilities Commission
  • Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
  • City of San Bruno
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245

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