PGW could be fined for procedure violation in Tacony explosion

    Pennsylvania’s Public Utility Commission could fine PGW as much as $500,000 for what officials say was a procedure violation during the Jan. 18 explosion in Tacony.

    Mark Keeley, a 19-year-old PGW worker was killed in the blast triggered by a furnace’s electric ignition. As detailed in today’s Inquirer, PUC says the gas company failed to follow its own procedures by not shutting off gas mains and electrical service after the leak was discovered. Regulators say Keeley wasn’t trained to deal with emergencies.

    Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story indicated the fine had already been implemented.

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