Sacramento, CA - 11 October 2005: Utility's Safety Training Gains Urgency After Dog Attacks

Pacific Gas & Electric meter readers are paying extra attention to dog-attack safety training after two pit bulls mauled a company worker in Vallejo, near San Francisco.

Trainers used Rottweilers and other aggressive breeds to showcase the strength of dogs and the need for caution. PG&E employees have suffered 51 bites so far this year, up from 50 for all of last year. And nationally, 3,400 letter carriers for the U.S. Postal Service were attacked by dogs in 2004.

Read the full story in the Sacramento Bee online. (SacBee Photo credit: Andy Alfaro)