Officials: Further review of stipulation agreement in 2018 Homerville coffee shop explosion needed

Officials: Further review of stipulation agreement in 2018 Homerville coffee shop explosion needed

ATLANTA, Ga. (WALB) - The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) decided Tuesday further investigation is needed to determine what Atlanta Gas Light (AGL) will need to do to prevent another explosion like the one at Coffee Corner in 2018 from happening again.

The Coffee Corner in downtown Homerville was destroyed last August. Three women were inside at the time and were injured in the blast.

PSC initially proposed a more than $2 million fine. This came after they say the company did not follow their own procedures to prevent a natural gas line to be hit, which lead to the explosion.

On Tuesday, the PSC discussed stipulations that would require AGL to pay $250,000.

There’s no set time on when PSC staff will be done with their investigation.

Atlanta Gas and Light isn’t the only group that could face a fine.

PCS told WALB that a contracting company and the City of Homerville are still under investigation.

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