Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Tuesday, 01.23.2018
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
 8  9  10  11  12  13  14
 15  16  17  18  19  20  21
 22  23  24  25  26  27  28
 29  30  31
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local

Members Of

Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Jul 11,2007
Feds finish Boston Big Dig investigation
by UPI

BOSTON -- Builders and suppliers are to blame for a tunnel collapse that killed one woman beneath Boston Harbor in Massachusetts, said federal investigators.

The Big Dig consortium, led by Bechtel Corp., should have known the epoxy glue used to hold ceiling panel bolts in place could slip over time, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded.

The NTSB Tuesday, in a summary of its investigation, said "Big Dig" workers should have monitored the concrete panels after bolts were discovered to be sliding out of place in 1999.

Milena Del Valle, 39, was crushed to death a year ago when panels weighing 26 tons fell on her car in a tunnel beneath Boston Harbor.

The accident followed years of cost overruns and complaints about shabby construction at the Big Dig, a maze of highway tunnels beneath Boston's downtown. The cost of the project stands at $14.6 billion.

Del Valle's family is suing Bechtel and a decision is expected within several weeks on whether the Massachusetts' attorney general will file criminal charges.

Copyright © 2007, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

1356 times read

Related news
One company may settle Big Dig suit by UPI posted on Dec 12,2007

Boston to ban sewage dumping from boats by UPI posted on Aug 08,2007

Massachusetts bans overpass troop tributes by UPI posted on Dec 04,2007

Ad with nuns drawing nude man denounced by UPI posted on Jan 31,2008

State lawmaker in sex scandal won't quit by UPI posted on Jun 06,2008

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 19 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum


Deschutes County

  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?