The study concerns damage to gas and liquid pipelines caused by excavation and construction activities, including blasting. Several recent damage-related pipeline accidents are described, and Federal, State, and industry statistics are provided in order to illustrate the scope of the problem. The study discusses the damage-prevention operators. Programs, methods, and devices which have proven effective in preventing damage to pipelines are reviewed, as are laws and proposed laws in several States and local communities. A model statute issued by the Office of Pipeline Safety of the U.S. Department of Transportation is discussed. The study contains recommendations which are intended to help prevent future damage-related pipeline accidents.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    Office of Surface Transportation Safety
    Washington, DC  United States  20594
  • Publication Date: 1973-6-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00048143
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-PSS-73-1 Special St
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1973 12:00AM