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Nevada

32
Incidents

$1
Fatalities

$22
Injuries

$11.3M
Property Damages

29
Gas Incidents

$3
Hazardous Liquid Incidents

Read the Nevada Pipeline profile from the US DOT

Pipeline Incidents by Cause

'88

1988

1 incidents. Causes:

All Other Causes : 100%

'89

1989

2 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 50%

Excavation Damage : 50%

'91

1991

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'93

1993

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 50%

All Other Causes : 50%

'94

1994

2 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure: 50%

Excavation Damage : 50%

'95

1995

3 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 33%

Excavation Damage : 67%

'96

1996

2 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 50%

Excavation Damage : 50%

'98

1998

3 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 67%

All Other Causes : 33%

'99

1999

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'00

2000

2 incidents. Causes:

Natural Force Damage : 50%

Excavation Damage : 50%

'01

2001

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'02

2002

2 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 50%

All Other Causes : 50%

'03

2003

1 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 100%

'04

2004

1 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'06

2006

1 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 100%

'07

2007

2 incidents. Causes:

Material Weld Equipment Failure : 50%

Excavation Damage : 50%

'08

2008

1 incidents. Causes:

All Other Causes : 100%

'09

2009

1 incidents. Causes:

Excavation Damage : 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
March 4, 1988 Southwest Gas Corp 0 0 $109K Miscellaneous Cause
March 1, 1989 Southwest Gas Corp 0 1 $106K Third Party Excavation Damage
July 23, 1989 Southwest Gas Corp 0 2 $122K Earth Movement
June 24, 1991 Southwest Gas Corp 0 0 $121K Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
Aug. 10, 1991 Southwest Gas Corp 0 0 $378K Third Party Excavation Damage
March 29, 1993 Southwest Gas Corp 0 0 $576K Third Party Excavation Damage
July 23, 1993 Southwest Gas Corp 0 1 $0 Miscellaneous Cause
Oct. 17, 1994 Paiute Pipeline Co 0 1 $0 Unspecified Mat'l/Weld/Equip Failure
Dec. 10, 1994 Sierra Pacific Power Co 0 0 $169K Third Party Excavation Damage
June 9, 1995 Sierra Pacific Power Co 0 5 $0 Third Party Excavation Damage
Aug. 1, 1995 Southwest Gas Corp 0 1 $552 Third Party Excavation Damage
Nov. 5, 1995 Southwest Gas Corp 0 2 $691K Earth Movement
Jan. 2, 1996 Southwest Gas Corp 0 0 $339K Earth Movement
July 29, 1996 Calnev Pipe Line Llc 0 3 $542K Third Party Excavation Damage
Jan. 5, 1998 Southwest Gas Corp 0 0 $171K Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 4, 1998 Southwest Gas Corp 0 0 $326K Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 10, 1998 Southwest Gas Corp 0 1 $195K Miscellaneous Cause
March 16, 1999 Sierra Pacific Power Co 0 0 $169K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 5, 1999 Southwest Gas Corp 0 0 $237K Third Party Excavation Damage
March 8, 2000 Southwest Gas Corp 0 0 $97K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 26, 2000 Southwest Gas Corp 0 1 $575K Earth Movement
June 7, 2001 Southwest Gas Corp 0 0 $609K Third Party Excavation Damage
Dec. 20, 2001 Southwest Gas Corp 0 1 $26.9K Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 7, 2002 Sierra Pacific Power Co 0 0 $103K Miscellaneous Cause
Aug. 6, 2002 Southwest Gas Corp 0 0 $209K Third Party Excavation Damage
July 24, 2003 Sfpp, Lp 0 0 $187K Malfunction Of Control/Relief Equipment
Aug. 3, 2004 Southwest Gas Corp 0 0 $543K Third Party Excavation Damage
Feb. 14, 2006 Southwest Gas Corp 0 1 $10.5K Third Party Excavation Damage
Oct. 2, 2007 Sfpp, Lp 0 0 $4.4M Body Of Pipe
Dec. 27, 2007 Southwest Gas Corp 1 0 $2,707 Operator/Contractor Excavation Damage
April 9, 2008 Southwest Gas Corp 0 2 $200K Unknown Cause
Jan. 8, 2009 Southwest Gas Corp 0 0 $96.7K Third Party Excavation Damage