Monday, December 24, 2007

Family of woman killed in tunnel collapse gets $6 million

After three weeks of confidential negotiations, Powers Fasteners has reached a $6 million settlement with the family of a Jamaica Plain woman who was killed in last year’s ceiling collapse in a Big Dig tunnel, family representatives and company officials announced Monday night.

Powers faces charges of manslaughter. The company is accused of failing to warn contractors of the danger of using fast-drying glue to secure ceiling bolts. It is the first of 15 defendants in the lawsuit brought by the woman's family. Nice to see the family get some compensation for its troubles.

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