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PG&E management allegedly ordered papers destroyed after blast (US)

by Availability of information, Records management non-compliance

A former Pacific Gas and Electric Co. official hired after the San Bruno gas-pipeline explosion to clean up the company’s records said management ordered her to destroy documents and that she found a telltale preblast analysis of the pipe in the garbage, according to a federal court filing.

…PG&E’s record-keeping is at the heart of the case, which is scheduled to go to trial in March in U.S. District Court in San Francisco. Prosecutors with the U.S. attorney’s office allege that the company relied on records that executives knew were suspect to vouch to government regulators before 2010 that the San Bruno transmission pipe and other gas lines were safe.

Read More: SF Gate, January 12, 2016

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