On the 9th of August, the court found PG&E Corp. guilty of safety violations caused a large explosion at the company’s natural gas pipelines six years ago in California, Bloomberg reports on Wednesday. We should remind you that as a result of the blow, 8 people died.
Jurors found PG&E Corp. guilty of six out of twelve counts.
However, the maximum fine for PG&E will not exceed $3m, after, at the request of federal prosecutors, over $500m in potential fines were cut in the case. Initially the sum totaled up to $562m, but prosecutors insisted that PG&E paid a fine of no more than $6 million.
Jurors found the company guilty of six out of 12 counts.
In 2010, a 54 years old pipeline exploded in San Bruno, south of San Francisco. The blast destroyed 38 homes, 66 people were injured and 8 were killed.