PG&E Admits Fault in San Bruno Explosion

PG&E has admitted fault to the 2010 gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, which killed eight people and injured dozens.

According to FOX40 Legal Analyst Ken Rosenfeld, this could mean the company has reached settlement with all of the families involved.

Since the blast, 90 civil lawsuits have been filed against PG&E by the people affected. A hearing is scheduled for Friday in San Mateo. A judge is asking the utility company to take an official stance on compensating the victims.

PG&E President Chris Johns released a written statement Tuesday that said PG&E, and only PG&E, is at fault for the explosion.

Johns also said this:

“We are taking on financial responsibility so that everyone injured in the accident will be able to recover all of their damages from PG&E. We are affirming our commitment to do the right thing in our response to this accident.”

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