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Human Error Said Likely Cause of Fatal ’17 Natural Gas Explosion at Minneapolis School

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined that human error by unqualified contractors likely caused a natural gasexplosionthat killed two people and destroyed a building at a Minneapolis, MN, private school two years ago.

December 6, 2019

Colorado NatGas Line Explosion in ’17 Blamed on Incomplete Documentation

Incomplete and unsafe abandonment of natural gas well flow lines, as well as local rules that allowed homes to be built on or adjacent to a former production field with incomplete documentation contributed to two deaths in April 2017 when a home exploded in Firestone, CO, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

October 30, 2019

Merrimack Valley Gas Pipeline Contractors Lacked Necessary Replacement Info, Says NTSB

A series of natural gas explosions and fires that rocked three Massachusetts communities in September killing one man and damaging 131 structures may have been caused by gaps in construction work orders for the old system that were prepared by NiSource Inc. subsidiary Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

October 12, 2018

NTSB Investigating Fatal NatGas Flowline Explosion in Colorado

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has joined Colorado investigators who are examining what caused a fatal home explosion last month that is linked to a severed natural gas flowline in Firestone.

May 11, 2017
Oregon U.S. Senators Critical of Response to Oil Train Derailment

Oregon U.S. Senators Critical of Response to Oil Train Derailment

Oregon’s two U.S. senators on Thursday asked the head of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) why a federal investigative team was not dispatched last weekend to the scene of an oil tanker train derailment in their state near the Columbia River Gorge.

June 14, 2016
NTSB Finds Multiple Issues in 2012 Grounding of Shell’s Kulluk

NTSB Finds Multiple Issues in 2012 Grounding of Shell’s Kulluk

"No single error or mechanical failure led" to the 2012 grounding of the ice-class mobile offshore drilling unit Kulluk, owned by Shell Offshore Inc…

May 29, 2015

PG&E Marks Milestone in Pipeline Safety Improvements

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has checked off the 10th of 12 recommendations from federal regulators leveled at the combination utility four years ago after the San Bruno natural gas transmission pipeline explosion and other shortcomings exposed in its gas operations.

May 29, 2015
NTSB Finds Multiple Issues in 2012 Grounding of Shell’s Kulluk

NTSB Finds Multiple Issues in 2012 Grounding of Shell’s Kulluk

“No single error or mechanical failure led” to the 2012 grounding of the ice-class mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) Kulluk, owned by Shell Offshore Inc. and operated by Noble Drilling, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

May 29, 2015

PG&E Marks Milestone in Pipeline Safety Improvements

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has checked off the 10th of 12 recommendations from federal regulators leveled at the combination utility four years ago after the San Bruno natural gas transmission pipeline explosion and other shortcomings exposed in its gas operations.

May 29, 2015

U.S., Canada Recommend Tougher Crude Rail Standards

In tandem with its counterpart regulators in Canada, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Thursday issued a series of recommendations calling for tougher standards for rail shipments of crude oil in both nations. NTSB and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada issued the recommendations jointly in recognition that the same companies operate crude rail trains in both nations, frequently crossing the U.S.-Canada border.

January 23, 2014
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