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Milena Del Valle

By adamg - 9/30/08 - 9:49 pm

Associated Press reports on the settlement between the family of Milena Del Valle of Jamaica Plain and 15 entities, including contractors and the turnpike authority over her wrongful death in 2006.

By adamg - 8/8/07 - 4:15 pm

The state Attorney General's office reports that Powers Fasteners of Brewster, NY, has been indicted on one count of involuntary manslaughter in connection with Milena del Valle's death from falling tunnel ceiling panels last summer.

Powers made the glue that was supposed to help hold the 3,000-pound panels in place.

By adamg - 7/15/06 - 10:40 pm

Eric Parker, a product-liability lawyer, says litigation will go on for years:

... The bolt makers will blame the grout makers. The grout makers will blame the engineers. The engineers will blame the Commonwealth, and the Commonwealth will hide behind one of the most disgusting laws still on the books - The Massachusetts Tort Claims Act - a law that limits the recovery that the Del Valle family can receive on account of the death of Milena De Valle to no more than one hundred thousand dollars. ...

By adamg - 7/12/06 - 9:23 pm

The Hispanic Community Church of Boston and Citizens Bank have set up a fund for the family of the woman who died in that Big Dig ceiling collapse. Donations can be made at any Citizens branch to the Memorial Account for Yetty M Del Valle.

Via Joe Dwinell.

By adamg - 7/11/06 - 8:35 am

Saying the ceiling collapse happened in "the oldest" part of a ten-year-old tunnel doesn't fill us with much confidence, Mr. Amorello, so please stop saying that.

Your comments after the photo of the turnpike/Ted Williams Tunnel connector (collapsed ceiling-tile tunnel on the left) - photo via MassGIS OLIVER:

Closed connector

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