Southern California Gas Co.


Employee electrocuted when he struck a city cable while digging a pipeline for a new apartment building.

District Attorney Ira Reiner; Deputy District Attorney Jan Chatten-Brown
Incident Type: Electrocution
County: Los Angeles
State: CA
Date: Jan. 1, 1985
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Richard Bergman 23 Unavailable Southern California Gas Co. Fatality
Name Type Title Plea Info. Conviction Sentence
Southern California Gas Co. Entity Entity Pleaded no contest Fined $8,500 and put on probation for two years and ordered to adopt and enforce a plan to prevent workers from accidentally striking underground utility lines. As a result of the incident, state law was amended to require that utilities mark the location of cables and pipelines before an excavation begins.\n\n
Crimes Charged: Penal Crimes: Unavailable
Other Crimes: Unavailable