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AG Coakley on Big Dig Indictment

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The company charged in connection with the Big Dig ceiling failure is reacting with shock today. Powers Fasteners Inc. marketed and sold the epoxy that's blamed in the collapse of panels which killed a Jamaica Plain woman last year.

The New York-based firm disputes the prosecution's claims that it knew the epoxy it provided wasn't appropriate for heavy loads over a long time and that it failed to share that knowledge.

A Suffolk Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Powers with one count of involuntary manslaughter. Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced it yesterday. She joins WBUR's Delores Handy to discuss the case and ongoing investigation.

This program aired on August 9, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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Delores Handy was formerly a host and reporter at WBUR.



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