PG&E failed to inspect transmission lines that caused deadly 2018 wildfire: state probe

3 Dec by Vitaliy Dadalyan

PG&E failed to inspect transmission lines that caused deadly 2018 wildfire: state probe

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PG&E failed to inspect transmission lines that caused deadly 2018 wildfire: state probeThe Caribou-Palermo transmission line was identified as the cause of the Camp Fire last year, which virtually incinerated the Northern California town of Paradise and stands as the state's most lethal blaze. "PG&E failed to maintain an effective inspection and maintenance program to identify and correct hazardous conditions on its transmission lines … as are necessary to promote the safety and health of its patrons and the public," a 700-page report by the California Public Utilities Commission said. The probe concluded that PG&E's inspection shortcomings were part of a pattern of 'inadequate' execution of those tasks.