March 24, 2014 | Barb Carr

Monday Accident & Lessons Learned: NTSB Reveals Root Causes of Sissonville Pipeline Failure



OH&S Occupational Health and Safety Online reports:

“The National Transportation Safety Board listed two related factors as the probable causes of the natural gas pipeline rupture on Dec. 11, 2012, in Sissonville, W.Va. NTSB posted its accident report in the case March 10 and included in it one recommendation to the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and three recommendations to Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation, which owns and operates the pipeline.”

See the rest of the article here:

NTSB Finds Undetected Corrosion in Sissonville Pipeline Failure

View NTSB’s  full accident report here:

Pipeline Accident Report Enbridge Incorporated Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Rupture and Release


Do you think the NTSB conducted a thorough investigation? Do their corrective actions put the proper safeguards in place?

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