West Penn Power has repeatedly refused to provide internal investigation reports and information to the PUC for use in their own investigation. Read PA PUC's complaint here.
The PUC is seeking to fine FirstEnergy $86,000, with additional fines of $1,000 per day accruing until FE coughs up the requested information. They also ask that FE not be permitted to recover the fines from ratepayers.
FE is saying the same stupid stuff they always say... we're evaluating the complaint and will respond appropriately or some such nonsense.
The PUC complaint is an entirely separate matter from the lawsuit filed by the family of the woman killed by the falling power line.
Read the letter from the family's attorney to the PUC that details the improper training on splices Allegheny linemen received. The letter states: "Allegheny Power's witnesses continue to confirm the company's failure to follow the manufacturer's instructions and its own internal standards for splice installation, and there is obviously a grave concern for the safety of those living in Allegheny Power's service area because of its practices."
Allegheny Power, now FirstEnergy, just doesn't care how many of their power lines fail, fall and electrocute people. It's all about protecting themselves legally, who cares about public safety? This is why corporations should never be considered "people." People could never behave in such a vile fashion.