Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Washington Gas Light Company
Current Parent Company: 
AltaGas
Penalty: 
$750,000
Year: 
2020
Date: 
December 18, 2020
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
utility safety violation
Secondary Offense: 
gas pipeline safety violation
Violation Description: 

The probable cause of an explosion that resulted in fatalities and extensive damage at an apartment building was a failure of a mercury service regulator owned by Washington Gas Light Company.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Maryland Public Service Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
9622
Facility State: 
Maryland
HQ Country of Parent: 
Canada
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Parent: 
utilities
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Parent company note: 
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