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Pipeline incident reports

On this page, you will find reports on pipeline incidents investigated by the DPU's Pipeline Safety Division.

The DPU, through its Pipeline Safety Division, investigates all pipeline incidents that involve any of the following:

  • a release of gas that results in death or injury requiring in-patient hospitalization;
  • a release of gas that results in property damage of $50,000 or more;
  • a release of gas that results in an unintentional estimated gas loss of three million cubic feet or more;
  • an emergency shutdown of a liquefied natural gas facility or an underground natural gas storage facility; or
  • any other event that is significant in the judgment of the pipeline operator.

Below are the investigation reports for incidents that occurred between 2001 and the present. No such incidents have occurred in Massachusetts since 2014.  For more information on what qualifies as an incident pursuant to the federal pipeline safety code, see 49 C.F.R. section 191.3.

2011-2015 Incident Reports

Attleboro - 71 Such Drive  (February 9, 2013)

Fitchburg - 214 Lunenburg Street (February 5, 2014)

Seekonk - 390 Fall River Avenue (June 24, 2012)

Springfield - 453 Worthington Street (September 18, 2014)

Winthrop - 627 Pleasant Street (May 23, 2014)

2006-2010 Incident Reports

Dracut - Hildreth Street (April 16, 2009)

Easton - 39 Jenny Lind Street (September 10, 2007)

Gloucester - 76 Eastern Avenue (January 25, 2009)

Groton - 44 Willowdale Road (December 11, 2007)

Hyde Park - 17 Danny Road (November 3, 2010)

Maynard - 88 Waltham Street (January 3, 2008)

Needham - Webster Street (April 28, 2006)

Peabody - 3 Magnolia Way (March 3, 2007)

Reading - Manning Street (January 25, 2010)

Somerset - 93 New York Avenue (February 19, 2009)

Waltham - 47 Chestnut Street (January 15, 2010)

West Barnstable - 1415 Osterville Road (March 9, 2009)

2001-2005 Incident Reports

Boston - 96 The Fenway (April 6, 2005)

Chatham - 82 Marsh View Road (October 30, 2002)

Framingham - 9 Bonito Drive (May 24, 2002)

Hopkinton - 65 Main Street (July 24, 2002)

Lexington - 3 Hancock Avenue (November 9, 2005)

Lexington (Overpressurization) - 3 Hancock Avenue (November 9, 2005)

Sudbury - 72 Austin Road (January 13, 2004)

Walpole - 9 Rockport Street (April 13, 2004)

Weston - 225 North Avenue (September 12, 2005)

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