PG&E Says More Training Needeed to Prevent Employee Deaths

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the deaths have prompted PG&E officials to revamp electrical workers' training, to make sure both that new employees know what they're doing and that veterans don't cut corners on safety procedures

Sunday, Feb 24, 2013  |  Updated 1:06 PM PDT
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PG&E Says More Training Needeed to Prevent Employee Deaths

Stephanie Chuang

PG&E crews work on broken gas pipe in Brentwood. Dec. 27, 2012

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Officials at Pacific Gas and Electric Co. are boosting the utility's training on safety procedures after the deaths of three workers in three years.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the deaths have prompted PG&E officials to revamp electrical workers' training, to make sure both that new employees know what they're doing and that veterans don't cut corners on safety procedures.

After Maximiliano Martinez in was electrocuted in March of 2010 The Chronicle says Cal/OSHA found nine violations by PG&E of workplace safety laws, several of them serious.

Since Martinez was electrocuted, two more PG&E workers have died in similar accidents.

PG&E spokesman Joe Molica says as a result of the deaths of the three workers, the company has ``greatly increased training and our focus on safety, across the board.''
 

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