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Agreement Reached in Big Dig Case

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The family of a woman killed in the Big Dig tunnel collapse has agreed to a $6 million settlement with the company that supplied epoxy blamed for the accident, attorneys said Monday.

Milena Del Valle, 39, was killed on July 10, 2006, as she and her husband drove through an Interstate 90 connector tunnel. Her husband, Angel Del Valle, escaped with minor injuries.

Investigators determined that the ceiling collapsed because workers secured the ceiling using a fast-drying epoxy that was not safe to use for overhead loads.

Powers Fasteners Inc., a Brewster, N.Y. firm that supplied the epoxy used in the project, has agreed to pay Del Valle's family $6 million to settle a lawsuit the family filed in August 2006, attorney Raipher Pellegrino, who represented the widow, said in a telephone interview.

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