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-Posted On September 14, 2010 In Gas Pipe Explosion-

Utilities Commission Orders Survey-PG&E Continues to Deny Responsibility

California’s Public Utilities Commission has ordered PG&E to conduct a leak survey on its natural gas lines, giving priority to higher pressure pipelines, as well as to lines in areas of high population density. As a San Francisco burn injury lawyer, I am still very frustrated with PG&E’s response to this nightmare. I salute the PUC for ordering the survey and really hope that it prevents any chance of a disaster like this from happening again. Meanwhile, four people have died and four remain missing as a result of the gas explosion in San Bruno and dozens of residents…
-Posted On September 14, 2010 In Gas Pipe Explosion-

PG&E Sets Up Fund for San Bruno Explosion Victims–Know Your Rights

In the wake of the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion, PG&E held a press conference on Monday outlining the $100 million “San Bruno Fund” and initial steps that will be taken to begin compensating for victims of the tragedy in San Bruno. For residents in the affected area, PG&E will provide disbursements of $15,000, $25,000, or $50,000 per household depending on the extent of damage incurred. Good news for San Bruno explosion victims? Sure. At least in part. One of the fears that I discussed earlier, that PG&E would behave just like its corporate brethren–BP Oil–and use the desperation of…
-Posted On September 10, 2010 In Gas Pipe Explosion-

Natural Gas Line Explosion in San Bruno–PG&E Cover Up?

I’m stunned as I consider the images the natural gas line explosion this evening in San Bruno shortly after 6 p.m., leaving many people critically injured and at least one person dead. **Previously posted photos from sfgate.com have since been removed. As a Bay Area resident, my heart goes out to the victims and their families. As a San Francisco injury attorney and a Pacific Gas and Electric consumer, my thoughts immediately turn to how this could have happened. Don’t look at PG&E to step up and take responsibility for this San Bruno gas line explosion and any time soon,…
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