HOMERVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A gas utility and state regulators have reached a proposed $347,000 settlement stemming from a 2018 explosion that destroyed a coffee shop in rural south Georgia.
WALB-TV reports the Georgia Public Service Commission is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the deal with Atlanta Gas Light.
Regulators found the utility committed several violations before and after a gas explosion demolished The Coffee Corner in Homerville on Aug. 17, 2018.
Three women inside the coffee shop suffered serious injuries.
Investigators found a crew installing fiber optic cable drilled into a natural gas line, and gas leaked into the business through a sewer line.
The company admits no wrongdoing.