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Carmel home explosion blamed on faulty pipeline records (USA)

by Availability of information, Integrity of information, Records and operational performance, Vital records

Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s faulty pipeline records, which the utility promised to fix after the deadly San Bruno disaster more than three years ago, are being blamed in a natural-gas explosion that destroyed a home last week in Carmel.

PG&E says gas crews working around the house were misled by company records about the type of pipe they were dealing with.

“We didn’t have the (accurate) maps, and we don’t know what happened,” said company spokesman Greg Snapper.

Read more: SF Chronicle, March 14 2014

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