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Boston Big Dig companies sued for negligence

Fifteen construction companies involved in design and construction of the Boston Big Dig tunnel are being sued by the Massachusetts attorney general, it was revealed this week.
'We are alleging these companies that designed, installed and had oversight responsibilities for the I-90 Connector Tunnel were negligent when it came to their first responsibility - keeping drivers safe,' said attorney general Tom Reilly.The civil suit was filed on Monday.Ten 3t reinforced concrete ceiling panels plunged onto a car travelling through the Big Dig tunnel on 10 July killing a female passenger.Bechtel and Parsons Brinkerhoff managed the construction in a joint venture. The company said it stands by its work on the tunnel.

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