September 2010 explosion killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes in bedroom community.
BART’s practice of “simple approval” made workers responsible for their own safety.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asiana Airlines announced Monday that it will sue an Oakland TV station that it said damaged the airline’s reputation by using bogus and racially offensive names for four pilots on a plane that crashed earlier this month in San Francisco. An anchor for KTVU-TV read the names on the air […]
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — Two flight attendants in the back of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 survived despite being thrown onto the runway when the plane slammed into a seawall and lost its tail during a crash landing at San Francisco International Airport, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. Chairwoman […]
The NTSB has released its final, 140-page report on the San Bruno disaster (pdf) of a year ago. Here is the Executive Summary, Investigation Synopsis, and 28 Findings, which were released last month at a scathing hearing on the causes of the accident. That capped an agency investigation that pinned the blame squarely on organizational […]
Yesterday, NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman visited the site of the San Bruno gas pipeline blast. Congresswoman Jackie Speier, introducing Hersman, called the area an “open wound.” Hersman revealed yesterday that PG&E had waited until only recently to inform the NTSB that the pipeline that ruptured at a defective weld last year, causing a fire that […]
From AP: SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) Nearly nine months after federal investigators began probing a deadly pipeline explosion near San Francisco, a California utility quietly revealed its ruptured line had sprung a leak in a nearby spot years before, a top safety official said. National Transportation Safety Board Chair Deborah Hersman called Pacific Gas & […]
I know it’s a little late, but I just wanted to do one last wrap-up about the NTSB’s San Bruno hearings last week. Because even though I like my investor-owned regulated monopolies as much as the next guy, and I’m happy with the $25 debit card PG&E recently sent my way, it was hard to […]
San Bruno blast: Watchdog criticizes PG&E spikings (SF Chronicle) A top gas-safety regulator for California called Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s practice of intentionally spiking the pressure on older urban gas pipelines “a wrong-headed approach to safety” on Wednesday, and he would not dismiss the possibility that it contributed to the deadly San Bruno explosion. […]
The final day of the NTSB hearings on the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion is in session. Full hearing agenda Opening statement and PowerPoint presentation by investigator-in-charge Raw video: San Bruno on fire (KTVU) WATCH THE HEARING LIVE