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PG&E Statement Regarding Rancho Cordova Accident

Release Date: December 25, 2008
Contact: PG&E External Communications (415) 973-5930

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today released the following statement regarding the event that occurred Wednesday, December 24 in Rancho Cordova, a suburb of Sacramento, Calif.:

"PG&E is greatly saddened by the tragic loss of life and injuries caused by yesterday’s explosion,” said Jack Keenan, PG&E Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “We extend our deepest sympathies to the people impacted by this terrible event and offer prayers for those who are still hospitalized with serious injuries. While the cause is under investigation, we will do what is right for customers and employees affected by this accident, and we will continue to cooperate fully with public safety officials and investigators. We are committed to understanding the cause of the accident, and as part of that process we expect to begin excavating the site Monday, December 29. At that time, representatives from the California Public Utilities Commission and the National Transportation Safety Board will join in that investigation. For now, our priority remains ensuring the well-being of those touched by this event.”

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