Images from another time Deadly blast destroys pump station in 1977

Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2007

A bus burns July 8, 1977, in front of the charred ruins of the main building at the Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.'s pump station No. 8 after a major explosion. One person was killed and five were injured in the blast, one of the first major accidents on the trans-Alaska oil pipeline. The damage was estimated at $35 million. The National Transportation Safety Board determined the probable cause of the accident to be the failure of the poorly coordinated and inadequately supervised personnel at the pump station.

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