October 21, 2010 | Mark Paradies

NTSB Press Release: PRELIMINARY REPORT ON ITS INVESTIGATION OF PIPELINE RUPTURE ACCIDENT IN CALIFORNIA

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                      NTSB ADVISORY
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National Transportation Safety Board
Washington, DC 20594

October 13, 2010

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NTSB RELEASES PRELIMINARY REPORT ON ITS INVESTIGATION OF
PIPELINE RUPTURE ACCIDENT IN CALIFORNIA

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In its continuing investigation of a fatal pipeline accident
in California last month, the National Transportation Safety
Board 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.

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

http://www.ntsb.gov/Surface/pipeline/Preliminary-Reports/San-Bruno-CA.html

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.

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

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NTSB Media Contact: Peter Knudson
peter.knudson@ntsb.gov
(202)314-6100

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