Company Indicted in Big Dig Death

circpro

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http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2007/08/08/885532-company-in-indicted-in-big-dig-death

BOSTON — The company that provided the epoxy blamed in the fatal Big Dig tunnel collapse was indicted Wednesday in the death of a motorist crushed by ceiling panels.

Powers Fasteners Inc., was charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter, Attorney General Martha Coakley said. The Brewster, N.Y.-based firm was the only company involved in the construction and design of the tunnel to be indicted by the Suffolk County grand jury, Coakley said.

A report from the National Transportation Safety Board released last month found the July 10, 2006, collapse could have been avoided if designers and construction crews had considered that the epoxy holding support anchors for the panels could slowly pull away over time.

Milena Del Valle, 39, was killed when 26 tons of concrete panels and hardware came crashing down from a tunnel ceiling onto her car as she and her husband drove through the westbound I-90 connector tunnel. Her husband crawled out of the rubble with minor injuries.

The company did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

BOSTON (AP) — The company that provided the epoxy blamed in the fatal Big Dig tunnel collapse was indicted Wednesday in the death of a motorist crushed by ceiling panels.

Powers Fasteners Inc., based in Brewster, N.Y., was the only company involved in the construction and design of the tunnel to be indicted by the Suffolk County grand jury, Attorney General Martha Coakley said.
 

bethm1b

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This charge won't stick. I wouldn't hang my hat on this case. I'm sure the defendants in this case are crushed.
 
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circpro said:
Powers Fasteners Inc., was charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter

"New fish walkin everybody! I'm gonna to fuck Power Fastener's ass so good. Hey new fish!...That's right, I'm talking to you motherfucker..See ya in the showers"