I recently produced the video from US government records of pipeline incidents in the US. You may find it interesting background information to the recent gas pipeline explosion in Erie. For further background visit the web page:
The pipeline incident video was generated with publicly available data from the Federal Government. The federal Department of Transportation operates the Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration or PHMSA (http://phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline). Pipeline operators submit reports to the PHMSA and the PHMSA prepares summary reports and files.
Each event in the PHMSA files is marked as “Significant” or not-significant. The term Significant is defined by the PHMSA (see http://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/comm/reports/safety/sigpsi.html). The video shows significant events only.