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Piedmont Gas Company, natural gas explosion and fire, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, January 18, 1988

Author: National Transportation Safety Board. Bureau of Accident Investigation.
Publisher: Washington, DC : The Bureau, October 25, 1988.
Series: Pipeline accident report.
Edition/Format:   Book : National government publication : English
Database:WorldCat
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On January 18, 1988, a natural gas explosion destroyed the building housing the K&W Cafeteria and the lobby of the Sheraton Motor Inn at 380 Knollwood Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Two adjoining motel wings suffered structural damage. Of the four persons in the lobby/cafeteria building at the time of the explosion, three sustained minor injuries. The fourth person sustained a fractured ankle. One motel
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Title: Piedmont Gas Company, natural gas explosion and fire, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, January 18, 1988
Database Name: WorldCat
All Authors / Contributors: National Transportation Safety Board. Bureau of Accident Investigation.
Notes: Misc. No.: NTSB/PAR-88/01
Accession No.: 44610
NTIS: PB88-916501
Description: 57 p.
Year: October 25, 1988.
Publisher: Washington, DC : The Bureau,
Corporate Author: National Transportation Safety Board. Bureau of Accident Investigation.
Series: Pipeline accident report; Variation: Pipeline accident report.
OCLC No.: 690868112

Abstract:

On January 18, 1988, a natural gas explosion destroyed the building housing the K&W Cafeteria and the lobby of the Sheraton Motor Inn at 380 Knollwood Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Two adjoining motel wings suffered structural damage. Of the four persons in the lobby/cafeteria building at the time of the explosion, three sustained minor injuries. The fourth person sustained a fractured ankle. One motel guest also sustained minor cuts but refused treatment. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the natural gas explosion was corrosion failure of the gas service pipeline at the north wall of the meter pit. Contributing to the explosion was the placement of the gas meter and piping in a pit that had direct openings into the building's boiler room.

Contributing to the corrosion failure of the service line was the failure of the gas company to provide adequate direction and training for its inspectors to recognize conditions that adversely affected gas company equipment.
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