Fiber excavation gone wrong caused San Francisco gasline explosion

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating how and why a crew installing fiber-optic cable ruptured a Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) gas line in San Francisco that caused an explosion on February 6. Several San Francisco media outlets reported that the explosion was caused by a subcontractor for MasTec, which was hired by Verizon to install fiber-optic cables in the city.

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