The pilot of an empty oil tanker that crashed into the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was involved in three previous accidents, records obtained Tuesday show.
A federal team is standing by waiting for the all clear to investigate the fire at Richmond’s Chevron refinery, but the results may not come for another two years.
Authorities say a helicopter pilot escaped injury when she was forced to make an emergency landing in a wetlands area near Palo Alto Airport.
Peninsula Congresswoman Jackie Speier described a brittle brand of plastic pipe used in PG&E distribution lines as a ticking time bomb, but acknowledges the company has committed to replacing the hazardous material.
The annual Reno air races are going to take place this September, despite a deadly crash that marred last year’s event.
California Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein called on Congress to pass even stricter measures to prevent pipeline disasters like the one in San Bruno.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said a former chairman with the National Transportation Safety Board will help oversee its safety improvements in response to last year’s deadly pipeline explosion in San Bruno.
There was no early indication regarding cost, but it was expected that the company would seek a rate increase to cover it.
The California Public Utilities Commission could soon be under more pressure to address pipeline safety issues in the wake of a number of natural gas explosions. A new bill introduced by Assemblymen Paul Fong and Jerry Hill would require mandatory implementation of NTSB safety recommendations.
A small plane’s engines were at near full power when it crashed last year in an East Palo Alto neighborhood, killing the three Tesla Motors employees on board, according to federal investigators.