San Bruno Fire's Death Toll Mounts
The dead are also now more than mere statistics -- there's student Jessica Morales. And, in a grim coincidence, one of the victims was Jacqueline Greig -- A California Public Utilities Commission employee whose job was evaluating PG&E proposals to replace outdated gas pipes. Greig's 13-year-old daughter, Janessa, also perished in the explosion and fire. The identity of the fourth victim has not yet been released.
Meanwhile, PG&E continues to be faced with difficult questions in the wake of the rupture and explosion of one of its gas pipelines -- and has been ordered by the state to inspect each and every pipeline in California.
The company continues to insist it did not receive calls complaining of a gas odor in the neighborhood despite multiple accounts of just that from area residents.
The integrity of PG&E's piping has been called into question by internal documents obtained by multiple news agencies. In them, the utility provider in 2007 describes the failure risk of a section of the pipe 2.8 miles north of the explosion to be "unacceptably high."
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