Contractor for Boston’s Big Dig may pay $21 million in damages

| 11/18/2008

One of the largest contractors on Boston’s underground highway project has agreed to pay $21 million in damages – if it can come up with the money.

The Insurance Journal reported that Modern Continental Construction agreed to the settlement in connection with a fatal ceiling collapse in a Big Dig tunnel and the expense of repairing leaks throughout the tunnel complex.

Modern Continental, however, is now in bankruptcy court so it will be up to a judge to decide how much the settlement will amount to.