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National Transportation Safety Board Washington, D.C. 20594 Safety Recommendation Document Series

By Hall, Jim

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Book Id: WPLBN0000689526
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Reproduction Date: 2006

Title: National Transportation Safety Board Washington, D.C. 20594 Safety Recommendation Document Series  
Author: Hall, Jim
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Transportation and society, National Transportation Safety Board (U.S.)
Collections: National Transportation Safety Board Collection
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Publisher: National Transportation Safety Board

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Hall, J. (n.d.). National Transportation Safety Board Washington, D.C. 20594 Safety Recommendation Document Series. Retrieved from http://community.worldlibrary.net/


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Excerpt: About 6:45 p.m on June 9, 1994, a 2-inch-diameter steel gas service line that had been exposed during excavation separated at a compression coupling about 5 feet from the north wall of John T. Gross Towers, an eight-story retirement home operated by the Allentown Housing Authority at Allentown, Pennsylvania. The failed UGI Utilities, Inc., service line released natural gas at 55 psig pressure, and the escaping gas flowed underground to Gross Towers. The gas passed through openings in the building foundation, entered the mechanical room through floor vents, and migrated to other building floors. About 6:58 pm, the natural gas that had accumulated within the building was ignited, causing an explosion. A second explosion occurred about 5 minutes later. At the time of the explosion, many of the residents were out of the building. The accident resulted in 1 fatality, 66 injuries, and more than $5 million in property damage.'...

 

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