Companies Fined Over Damaging Rockland Gas Lines

Palotta Landscaping of Bedford Hills and Jogi Construction of Livingston have been fined $1,000 by the New York Public Service Commission for damaging gas lines owned by Con Edison and Orange & Rockland Utilities. In New City on January 2nd, workers with Jogi Construction failed to maintain 4 inches of clearance between their equipment and the half-inch plastic high-pressure natural gas line, damaging it due to their oversight. The Palotta Landscaping incident occurred on January 8th in Bedford Hills in which a 1-inch plastic high-pressure gas line was damaged during a drainage dig. Neither company has past histories of violations and have until March 13 to pay their fines.

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