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Wrongful-death lawsuit filed against PG&E for San Bruno blast
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Source: San Francisco Examiner

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. could have prevented the death of 20-year-old Jessica Morales, one of eight people who died in the inferno from the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by the womans parents.

The wrongful-death lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for negligence and ultrahazardous activity by PG&E. The lawsuit points to a long list of PG&E incidents and safety lapses, and criticizes the utility for its sluggish response to the Sept. 9 incident.

PG&E had knowledge of this pipelines defective condition but put profits ahead of public safety, attorney John Feder said in a statement. No one should have lost loved ones or suffered injuries or damage to their homes.

The lawsuit claims that the pipeline was overpressurized at the time of the explosion and that PG&E failed to maintain or properly inspect the pipe or install automatic or remote shutoff valves.

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