After hearing complaints that the investigation into last year’s pipeline explosion in San Bruno was being conducted behind closed doors far too often, on Thursday the president of the California Public Utilities Commission said he intends to open those doors a crack. Read More
When a natural-gas pipeline exploded in San Bruno, it split right up the seam of a weld that, according to Pacific Gas & Electric documents, did not exist.
The existence of a weld on the pipeline is significant since in some cases, federal regulations require pipelines with seams to be more stringently monitored. Read More
The Muni operator who rear-ended a train at the West Portal station in July 2009, injuring 47 people and costing The City nearly $5 million, had been suspended four times in the two years prior to the accident, including once for a similar incident that occurred at the same site. Read More
The natural gas explosion that preceded a massive fire around Crestmoor Canyon in San Bruno launched a 28-foot section of pipe a distance of about 100 feet from underground out onto the street, the vice chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board said Saturday.
The explosion also created a crater 167 feet long and 26 feet wide, NTSB Vice Chairman Christopher Hart said.
"This really emphasizes the magnitude of what occurred here," Hart said. Read More