Massachusett's attorney general has named a special
prosecutor to investigate last year's tunnel collapse in Boston's Big Dig
project that left one woman dead.
Paul Ware, chairman of Goodwin Proctor, one of the biggest
private litigation firms in the country, will head up the investigation during
the next four months to determine if criminal charges will be pressed,
according to The Boston Globe.
The incident happened in July 2006, when a chunk of the
ceiling from one of the tunnels in the massive highway project came loose,
crushing a car below and killing passenger Milena Del Valle.
Since then, numerous flaws and needed repairs have been
found in the tunnels, giving way to accusations of shoddy workmanship and shady
business practices from the project's contractor, Bechtel/Parsons Brinkerhoff.
Meanwhile, the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority has approved
an additional $6 million for repairs to the project, bringing the total cost of
repairs to $31 million.