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Blast victim worked for agency that regulates PG&E [Updated]

September 10, 2010 |  6:33 pm

A 44-year-old woman who worked for the state agency charged with regulating PG&E pipelines is among those missing and presumed dead in the San Bruno explosion.

Jacqueline Greig, an employee of the California Public Utilities Commission, is believed to have died along with her teenage daughter, said commission President Michael Peevey. The Associated Press reported that the daughter was 14.

"She lived right at the spot where it blew," Peevey said. "She and a younger daughter were in the house. Her husband and the older daughter were at the daughter's school."

"The irony is that she worked in the gas section" of a division of the commission, Peevey said.

Greig worked for an independent branch of the commission called the Division of Ratepayer Advocates, which is tasked with taking the side of the utility customer in matters before the commission. The division provides input to regulators in defense of consumers.

[Updated at 7:04 p.m.: An earlier version of this post misidentified the Division of Ratepayer Advocates as the Division of Ratepayer Assistance.]

The San Mateo County coroner's office has not officially identified Greig or the three others who died in the explosion. They are using dental records to identify the remains.

-- Marc Lifsher in Sacramento

 

 

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