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Pipeline Safety Tracker » Massachusetts

Massachusetts

58
Incidents

9
Fatalities

30
Injuries

$15.4M
Property Damages

53
Gas Incidents

5
Hazardous Liquid Incidents

Read the Massachusetts 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%

All Other Causes : 50%

'88

1988

3 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 33%

Excavation Damage : 67%

'89

1989

3 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 67%

All Other Causes : 33%

'90

1990

2 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 100%

'91

1991

7 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 14%

All Other Causes : 86%

'92

1992

2 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 50%

All Other Causes : 50%

'93

1993

1 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'94

1994

3 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 33%

Incorrect Operation : 33%

Excavation Damage : 33%

'95

1995

2 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 50%

Excavation Damage : 50%

'96

1996

1 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'97

1997

1 incidents. Causes:

All Other Causes : 100%

'98

1998

4 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 75%

All Other Causes : 25%

'99

1999

1 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 100%

'00

2000

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'01

2001

1 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'02

2002

4 incidents. Causes:

Incorrect Operation : 25%

Excavation Damage : 25%

Corrosion : 25%

All Other Causes : 25%

'03

2003

2 incidents. Causes:

All Other Causes : 100%

'04

2004

1 incidents. Causes:

All Other Causes : 100%

'05

2005

3 incidents. Causes:

All Other Causes : 100%

'06

2006

1 incidents. Causes:

All Other Causes : 100%

'07

2007

3 incidents. Causes:

All Other Causes : 100%

'08

2008

1 incidents. Causes:

All Other Causes : 100%

'09

2009

3 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 33%

All Other Causes : 67%

'10

2010

2 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 50%

Incorrect Operation : 50%

'11

2011

1 incidents. Causes:

All Other Causes : 100%

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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
Jan. 5, 1986 Boston Gas Co 0 1 $357K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 11, 1986 Columbia Gas Of Massachusetts 0 1 $894K Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 5, 1987 Columbia Gas Of Massachusetts 0 0 $131K Third Party Excavation Damage
June 16, 1987 Shell Oil Co 0 0 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 15, 1988 Exxonmobil Pipeline Co 0 0 $0 Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment
Oct. 31, 1988 Boston Gas Co 0 0 $338K Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 29, 1988 Columbia Gas Of Massachusetts 0 0 $169K Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 2, 1989 Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co (El Paso) 0 1 $81.3K Third Party Excavation Damage
April 27, 1989 Nstar Gas Company 0 0 $325K Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 27, 1989 Nstar Gas Company 0 0 $447K Miscellaneous Cause
July 13, 1990 Columbia Gas Of Massachusetts 0 1 $0 Earth Movement
Oct. 2, 1990 Boston Gas Co 0 0 $1.49M Earth Movement
Jan. 31, 1991 Nstar Gas Company 0 2 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
May 20, 1991 Boston Gas Co 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
June 22, 1991 Nstar Gas Company 1 0 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 31, 1991 Berkshire Gas Co 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 1, 1991 Boston Gas Co 1 0 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 27, 1991 Nstar Gas Company 0 0 $106K Miscellaneous Cause
Dec. 30, 1991 Boston Gas Co 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Jan. 23, 1992 Boston Gas Co 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Aug. 21, 1992 Boston Gas Co 0 3 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Feb. 22, 1993 Boston Gas Co 0 0 $108K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 14, 1994 Boston Gas Co 0 0 $106K Temperature
Jan. 25, 1994 Boston Gas Co 0 1 $35.3K Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 2, 1994 Columbia Gas Of Massachusetts 0 1 $0 Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Dec. 9, 1995 Algonquin Gas Transmission Co 0 0 $442K Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 28, 1995 Boston Gas Co 0 0 $691K Temperature
May 3, 1996 Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co (El Paso) 0 0 $108K Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 15, 1997 Columbia Gas Of Massachusetts 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
March 4, 1998 Columbia Gas Of Massachusetts 2 5 $395K Third Party Excavation Damage
July 1, 1998 Columbia Gas Of Massachusetts 0 1 $151K Miscellaneous Cause
Aug. 26, 1998 Boston Gas Co 1 0 $987K Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 24, 1998 Boston Gas Co 0 0 $329K Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 18, 1999 Columbia Gas Of Massachusetts 0 1 $0 Temperature
May 12, 2000 Essex County Gas Co 0 0 $637K Third Party Excavation Damage
May 15, 2000 Boston Gas Co 0 0 $318K Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 8, 2001 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $268K Third Party Excavation Damage
May 24, 2002 Nstar Electric Gas 0 0 $183K Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
July 24, 2002 Nstar Electric Gas 2 0 $489K Miscellaneous Cause
July 25, 2002 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $103K Unspecified Incorrect Operation
Nov. 13, 2002 Buckeye Partners, Lp 0 0 $355K External Corrosion
Feb. 13, 2003 Berkshire Gas Co 0 0 $541K Miscellaneous Cause
Nov. 21, 2003 Nstar Gas Company 0 0 $385K Miscellaneous Cause
April 13, 2004 Columbia Gas Of Massachusetts 0 0 $179K Miscellaneous Cause
April 6, 2005 Boston Gas Co 0 1 $58.6K Miscellaneous Cause
Sept. 7, 2005 Boston Gas Co 1 0 $0 Unknown Cause
Nov. 9, 2005 Boston Gas Co 0 0 $58.6K Miscellaneous Cause
April 28, 2006 Nstar Gas Company 0 1 $23.3K Unknown Cause
March 8, 2007 Boston Gas Co 0 0 $109K Unknown Cause
May 17, 2007 Columbia Gas Of Massachusetts 0 1 $30.5K Unknown Cause
Sept. 10, 2007 Columbia Gas Of Massachusetts 0 2 $2.17M Unknown Cause
Jan. 3, 2008 Nstar Gas Company 0 0 $159K Unknown Cause
Jan. 25, 2009 Boston Gas Co 0 1 $410K Unknown Cause
Feb. 19, 2009 New England Gas Company 1 0 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
March 9, 2009 Cape Cod Gas Co (Div Of Colonial Gas Co) 0 0 $358K Unknown Cause
Jan. 15, 2010 Boston Gas Co 0 0 $502K Other Incorrect Operation
Jan. 25, 2010 Boston Gas Co 0 1 $251K Temperature
Jan. 23, 2011 Columbia Gas Of Massachusetts 0 0 $103K Miscellaneous Cause