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Document ID (ISN)111544
CIS number 11-0247
Year 2008
Convention or series no. RR640
Author(s) Williamson J., Daniels C.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Third party major accident hazard pipeline (MAHP) infringement : A case study
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2008. x, 37p. Illus. 12 ref.
Internet access RR640.pdf [in English]
Abstract Third party damage to underground services of all types continues to be a source of danger and financial loss to workers, members of the public, utility companies and contractors. When the underground service is a Major Accident Hazard Pipeline (MAHP) such as a high-pressure gas main or a petrochemical pipeline then the consequences of a rupture can be devastating to people and the environment. This report highlights the underlying issues that contributed to a third party MAHP infringement in February 2007, detailing the factors that contributed to that incident.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; construction sites; analysis of accident causes; major hazards; responsibilities; plant safety organization; gas distribution
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; hazard evaluation; public OSH institutions; case study; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Safety organization and training
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Major hazards
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Construction industry and civil engineering