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Georgia

89
Incidents

7
Fatalities

36
Injuries

$56.3M
Property Damages

52
Gas Incidents

37
Hazardous Liquid Incidents

Read the Georgia Pipeline profile from the US DOT

Pipeline Incidents by Cause

'86

1986

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 50%

All Other Causes : 50%

'87

1987

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 50%

Corrosion : 50%

'88

1988

3 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 67%

All Other Causes : 33%

'89

1989

1 incidents. Causes:

All Other Causes : 100%

'91

1991

3 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 33%

All Other Causes : 67%

'92

1992

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 50%

Corrosion : 50%

'93

1993

2 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 50%

All Other Causes : 50%

'94

1994

5 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 40%

Incorrect Operation : 20%

All Other Causes : 40%

'95

1995

3 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 33%

Excavation Damage : 67%

'96

1996

4 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 50%

Corrosion : 25%

All Other Causes : 25%

'97

1997

2 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 50%

All Other Causes : 50%

'98

1998

3 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 33%

All Other Causes : 67%

'99

1999

5 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 20%

Excavation Damage : 60%

Corrosion : 20%

'00

2000

4 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 25%

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 25%

Corrosion : 25%

All Other Causes : 25%

'01

2001

3 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 67%

All Other Causes : 33%

'02

2002

3 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 33%

Excavation Damage : 33%

Corrosion : 33%

'03

2003

8 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 25%

Excavation Damage : 63%

All Other Causes : 13%

'04

2004

5 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 20%

Excavation Damage : 40%

Corrosion : 40%

'05

2005

3 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 33%

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 33%

Corrosion : 33%

'06

2006

4 incidents. Causes:

Other Outside Force Damage : 25%

Incorrect Operation : 25%

Corrosion : 50%

'07

2007

5 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 20%

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 20%

Excavation Damage : 40%

Corrosion : 20%

'08

2008

6 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 33%

Incorrect Operation : 33%

Excavation Damage : 17%

All Other Causes : 17%

'09

2009

4 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 25%

Incorrect Operation : 50%

Excavation Damage : 25%

'10

2010

5 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 20%

Excavation Damage : 60%

All Other Causes : 20%

'11

2011

2 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 50%

All Other Causes : 50%

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More on this Data

The map displays only "significant incidents," defined by PHMSA, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, as those that caused either a death or serious injury, cost more than $50,000, released more than 50 barrels of liquid, or caused a fire or explosion (see the official definition here). It includes incidents through Sept. 28, 2012. Many incidents lack sufficient location data and do not appear on the map.
Source: PHMSA

Date Operator Fatalities Injuries Property Damage Cause
April 18, 1986 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 3 $331K Third Party Excavation Damage
June 9, 1986 Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company 0 0 $268K Miscellaneous Cause
Feb. 16, 1987 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 3 $0 External Corrosion
Aug. 19, 1987 Plantation Pipe Line Co 0 0 $55.7K Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
Feb. 3, 1988 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 2 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Oct. 13, 1988 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $422K Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 13, 1988 Bainbridge Gas Dept, City Of 0 1 $25.3K Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 25, 1989 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 0 $163K Miscellaneous Cause
March 1, 1991 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 0 $98.2K Miscellaneous Cause
April 18, 1991 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $7,552 Unspecified Weld
Sept. 25, 1991 Water Light & Sinking Fun Dba Dalton Utilities 0 2 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 9, 1992 Plantation Pipe Line Co 0 0 $97.2K Internal Corrosion
May 2, 1992 Plantation Pipe Line Co 0 0 $788K Third Party Excavation Damage
April 13, 1993 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $519K Miscellaneous Cause
Sept. 1, 1993 Covington Municipal Gas System, City Of 0 1 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
May 23, 1994 Plantation Pipe Line Co 0 0 $70.5K Miscellaneous Cause
July 2, 1994 Plantation Pipe Line Co 0 0 $4,231 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Aug. 8, 1994 Plantation Pipe Line Co 0 0 $536K Unspecified Pipe Body Or Seam
Nov. 10, 1994 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $2.72M Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 7, 1994 Plantation Pipe Line Co 0 0 $508K Unspecified Weld
June 3, 1995 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $20.7K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Nov. 25, 1995 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 4, 1995 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 0 $138K Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
Feb. 6, 1996 Plantation Pipe Line Co 0 0 $10.8K External Corrosion
March 11, 1996 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 0 $122K Third Party Excavation Damage
June 30, 1996 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $136K Miscellaneous Cause
Oct. 20, 1996 South Georgia Natural Gas Co 0 0 $169K Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 18, 1997 Georgia Natural Gas Co 1 3 $66 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
May 30, 1997 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $666K Miscellaneous Cause
March 20, 1998 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 0 $263K Unspecified Outside Force Damage
March 30, 1998 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $5.32M Miscellaneous Cause
Nov. 22, 1998 Quitman Gas Dept, City Of 1 0 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
March 24, 1999 Plantation Pipe Line Co 0 0 $130K External Corrosion
April 21, 1999 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $430K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
July 15, 1999 Cartersville Gas Dept, City Of 0 7 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 3, 1999 Austell Natural Gas System, City Of 1 0 $227K Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 31, 1999 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 0 $1.95M Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 29, 2000 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 0 $191K Temperature
April 25, 2000 Plantation Pipe Line Co 0 0 $15.3K External Corrosion
May 17, 2000 Dixie Pipeline Company Llc 0 0 $127K Miscellaneous Cause
Oct. 20, 2000 Plantation Pipe Line Co 0 0 $382K Unspecified Pipe Body Or Seam
March 2, 2001 Plantation Pipe Line Co 0 0 $871K Miscellaneous Cause
June 27, 2001 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 0 $249K Third Party Excavation Damage
Sept. 30, 2001 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
May 20, 2002 Dixie Pipeline Company Llc 0 0 $413 Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment
Dec. 10, 2002 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 0 $367K Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 17, 2002 Atmos Energy Corporation Ky/Mid States (Mid States) 1 1 $73.4K External Corrosion
Jan. 30, 2003 Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company 0 0 $1.59M Miscellaneous Cause
Feb. 5, 2003 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 0 $119K Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 22, 2003 Plantation Pipe Line Co 0 0 $5.02M Joint/Fitting/Component
March 13, 2003 Dixie Pipeline Company Llc 0 0 $183K Pipe Seam
May 13, 2003 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 0 $179K Third Party Excavation Damage
June 23, 2003 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 0 $829K Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 6, 2003 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 13, 2003 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 0 $1.05M Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 15, 2004 Atmos Energy Corporation Ky/Mid States (Mid States) 0 0 $119K External Corrosion
Feb. 22, 2004 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 0 $240K Third Party Excavation Damage
April 19, 2004 Plantation Pipe Line Co 0 0 $14.2M External Corrosion
April 27, 2004 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 0 $1.13M Third Party Excavation Damage
May 29, 2004 Southern Natural Gas Co 0 0 $209K Environmental Cracking Related
Jan. 24, 2005 Dixie Pipeline Company Llc 0 0 $174 Unspecified Equipment Failure
March 7, 2005 Dixie Pipeline Company Llc 0 0 $55.7K External Corrosion
Aug. 16, 2005 Water Light & Sinking Fun Dba Dalton Utilities 0 0 $159K Fire/Explosion As Primary Cause
July 11, 2006 Dixie Pipeline Company Llc 0 0 $11.1K Fire/Explosion As Primary Cause
July 25, 2006 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $200K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Oct. 9, 2006 Fort Valley Utility Commission 0 1 $554 External Corrosion
Dec. 6, 2006 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 0 $189K External Corrosion
May 29, 2007 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $1.82M Environmental Cracking Related
June 1, 2007 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $141K External Corrosion
June 1, 2007 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 1 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Sept. 14, 2007 Southern Natural Gas Co 0 0 $438K Lightning
Sept. 17, 2007 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 0 $123K Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 10, 2008 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 0 $230K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
March 3, 2008 Plantation Pipe Line Co 0 0 $157K Body Of Pipe
March 3, 2008 Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company 0 0 $194K Miscellaneous Cause
March 24, 2008 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $267K Threaded Connection/Coupling Failure
April 8, 2008 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 0 $115K Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 14, 2008 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $190K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
May 29, 2009 Dublin, City Of 0 2 $55.5K Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 18, 2009 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 1 $162 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Aug. 27, 2009 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 2 $146K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Nov. 27, 2009 Colonial Pipeline Co 0 0 $47.8K Joint/Fitting/Component
April 15, 2010 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 0 $6.09M Miscellaneous Cause
July 5, 2010 Dixie Pipeline Company Llc 1 1 $526K Third Party Excavation Damage
July 15, 2010 Atlanta Gas Light Co 1 1 $35.4K Third Party Excavation Damage
Sept. 8, 2010 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 0 $117K Third Party Excavation Damage
Sept. 28, 2010 Cairo Gas Systems, City Of 1 0 $25.2K Damage By Operator Or Operator's Contractor
Aug. 18, 2011 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 1 $360K Unknown Cause
Dec. 8, 2011 Atlanta Gas Light Co 0 0 $1.2M Incorrect Valve Position