Daily Archives: June 16, 2015


Investigative Hearing : WMATA Smoke and Electrical Arcing Accident in Washington, DC

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold an investigative hearing to discuss the ongoing investigation into the January 12 smoke and electrical arcing accident that occurred in a tunnel near the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority in Washington, D.C.  One woman was killed and more Read the full article…

Smoke and Electrical Arcing Accident

OSHA and the American Society of Safety Engineers Renew Alliance to Protect Worker Safety and Health

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has renewed its alliance with the American Society of Safety Engineers. During the new five year agreement, OSHA and ASSE will address construction safety, temporary workers and hazards within general industry. Through the alliance, OSHA and ASSE will work to provide members and others Read the full article…

American Society of Safety Engineers

Clues About Cause of Santa Barbara Pipeline Rupture

An engineer says photos of the pipeline that spilled oil on the Santa Barbara coast show extensive corrosion and provide clues about the rupture’s cause. The pictures released show the 8-inch tear that spilled up to 101,000 gallons of oil May 19, polluting beaches, and killing hundreds of birds and marine Read the full article…

In this May 28, 2015 photo from the County of Santa Barbara, investigators measure and photograph the about 8-inches-long break where a pipeline ruptured, spilling thousands of gallons of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean on May 19, polluting beaches and killing hundreds of birds and marine mammals north of Goleta, Calif. The pictures released to The Associated Press on Monday, June 15, 2015 under a California Public Records Act request show the 8-inch tear that spilled up to 101,000 gallons of oil. Civil engineer Robert Bea says the amount of corrosion visible and the documented wear inside the pipe lead him to believe the pipe burst during a pressure spike when the operator restarted pumps that had failed earlier in the day.(Bruce Reitherman/County of Santa Barbara via AP)
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