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TOPSHOT - A helicopter passes by the sun as it makes a water drop in the Feather River Canyon, east of Paradise, California on November 11, 2018. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images) A helicopter passes by the sun as it makes a water drop in the Feather River Canyon, east of Paradise, Calif., on November 11, 2018. (Photo: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

(Bloomberg) — Utility giant PG&E Corp. failed to maintain the high-voltage power line that fell during a wind storm in November 2018, sparking the deadliest fire in California history, according to a state investigation.

PG&E didn’t thoroughly inspect the transmission tower and hook that broke amid high winds, a California Public Utilities Commission probe found. If the San Francisco-based power company had properly maintained them before the blaze, it would’ve discovered that the so-called C-hook was worn down so much that it couldn’t support the load it was designed for, the agency said in a report made public Monday.

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