Big Dig Contractor Pleads Guilty In Tunnel Accident

Law360, New York (May 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- One of the largest contractors in Boston's Big Dig highway construction project has pled guilty to 39 federal charges related to a 2004 accident that flooded a highway tunnel, but prosecutors dropped 10 more charges stemming from a 2006 incident that killed a woman.

Modern Continental Corp. entered its guilty plea Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

The plea encompasses charges of making false statements with respect to the construction of a “slurry wall panel” that ruptured and flooded Interstate 93,...
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