Big Dig Contractors Settle Lawsuit for More Than $450 Million
January 24, 2008
• by Staff
--- Contractors who worked on the Big Dig Highway project, the site of a fatal tunnel collapse, have agreed to pay more than $450 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Massachusetts.
In addition, the contractors will cover the costs of leaks and design flaws, the AP reported. Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff, which oversaw the project's design and construction, has agreed to pay $407 million. The remainder will be spread among various smaller contractors.
Under the agreement, Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff will not face criminal charges for the Interstate 90 tunnel ceiling collapse that killed 39-year-old Boston resident Milena Del Valle.
The settlement will have no effect on the separate lawsuit filed by Del Valle's family, the AP reported.
Originally posted on Fleet Financials