Explosives company used in PG&E power plant implosion not licensed
License reportedly expired 3 days before
Last Updated: 125 days ago
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - New details are arising in the PG&E implosion. According to reports, a pair of companies responsible for the demolition should have never been involved in the first place.
According to the Californian, Alpha Explosives, the company hired for the demolition, wasn't properly licensed at the time of the implosion.
The contractor's state license board said the company's general engineering and building license expired three days before the PG&E plant was brought down.
The board also has no record of a valid license for a company called Demtech Incorporated, who was brought on by Alpha to manage the explosive used.
The contracting company overseeing the demolition, Cleveland Wrecking Company, did have a valid license at the time of the implosion.
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On Saturday, August 3, five spectators were injured after shrapnel was sent flying at the demolition.
More than 1,000 people had gathered in a nearby parking lot that morning to watch the planned implosion of the plat owner by PG&E.
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