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PG&E guilty of safety violations, fine not to exceed $3 million

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PG&E guilty of safety violations, fine not to exceed $3 million

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.

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