NTSB releases preliminary report on PG&E San Bruno pipeline accident

Source: National Transportation Safety Board

In its continuing investigation of a fatal pipeline accident in California last month, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a preliminary factual report. 

On September 9, 2010, at approximately 6:11 p.m. PDT, a 30- inch diameter natural gas pipeline ruptured in a residential area in San Bruno, Calif. The accident killed eight people, injured many more, and caused substantial property damage.

Analysis of the accident facts, along with conclusions and a determination of probable cause, will come at a later date when the final report on the investigation is completed. This is a document release only. No interviews will be conducted. 

The information being released is factual in nature and does not provide any analysis. The report may be accessed on the NTSB website here: NSTB Preliminary Report 

Additional factual updates will be provided and distributed via media advisory as investigative information is developed. 

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