And they were responsible for fires in the past.
Via Fox News:
One of California’s largest utilities company was accused Friday of falsifying safety documents for the state’s natural gas pipelines for years, even after it was blamed for a 2010 pipeline explosion that killed eight people.
An investigation by the California Public Utilities Commission found that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. had allegedly falsified data from 2012 to 2017 because it lacked enough employees to find and mark natural gas pipelines.
According to investigators, PG&E “had common knowledge among its supervisors that locators falsified data.”
“Utility falsification of safety-related records is a serious violation of law and diminishes our trust in the utility’s reports on their progress,” commission President Michael Picker said in a statement. “These findings are another example of why we are investigating PG&E’s safety culture.”
PG&E has been under scrutiny for some time over safety concerns – just last year the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection found that the company equipment was responsible for starting 16 wildfires.