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Then-Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to reporters in front of his office at the State House in Boston on July 27, 2006, about the resignation of Mass. Turnpike Authority chairman Matt Amorello after a ceiling panel killed a motorist in a Big Dig highway tunnel. (AP)
Then-Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to reporters in front of his office at the State House in Boston on July 27, 2006, about the resignation of Mass. Turnpike Authority chairman Matt Amorello after a ceiling panel killed a motorist in a Big Dig highway tunnel. (AP)

Leadership and crisis management skills are key for many voters when they step into the voting booth to cast their ballot for president.

So for a window into Mitt Romney's experience in that department, we turn to an infamous tragedy back in 2006, when several tons of concrete tumbled from the ceiling of a Big Dig tunnel and crushed a woman to death.

Romney's handling of the Big Dig crisis is the last in WBUR's Romney's Roots In Massachusetts series, and it was reported by WBUR's Bianca Vazquez Toness, who joins us with more details.

Guest:

  • Bianca Vazquez Toness, reporter, WBUR

This program aired on December 27, 2011.

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