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BOSTON – An epoxy supplier facing manslaughter charges for a Big Dig tunnel collapse that killed a woman in 2006 settled a private wrongful death suit for $6 million. Family members of victim Milena Del Valle filed the suit against epoxy distributor Powers Fasteners Inc. and 14 other companies involved in Boston’s Central Artery or “Big Dig” highway construction project after a July 10 ceiling tunnel collapse killed Del Valle. Del Valle v. Bechtel Corp., No. SUCV2006-03654 (Suffolk Co., Mass., Super. Ct.) In a joint statement, Del Valle’s daughter Raquel Ibarra Mora and her widower Angel Del Valle said they’re grateful for the Dec. 24 settlement with Powers and hope the other companies “now show the same strength of character.” In a statement, Powers’ president Jeffrey Powers expressed similar sentiments. “We also hope that this will lead others who, unlike Powers, truly were responsible for the accident, to do the same,” Powers said. Plaintiffs’ lawyer Raipher Pellegrino who practices in Denner Pellegrino’s Boston and Springfield, Mass. offices, said the plaintiffs’ team will be ready for trial by the end of 2008. “We’re hoping collectively that other defendants will show the same character and provide answers to the family’s questions so we can get to the truth of who is responsible for the tragedy, [and] we will continue our discovery process,” Pellegrino said. Separately, Powers faces an involuntary manslaugher charge. Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley alleges that Powers’ didn’t caution project managers that a particular epoxy was unfit for holding up heavy ceiling tiles. Commonwealth v. Powers Fasteners Inc., No. SUCR2007-10802 (Suffolk Co., Mass., Super. Ct.)

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