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I-90 connector tunnel safety officer John J. Keaveney
John J. Keaveney, on-site safety officer for the Interstate 90 connector tunnel -- in a starkly-worded two-page memo sent in 1999 to Robert Coutts, senior project manager for Modern Continental -- wrote that he could not ``comprehend how this structure can withhold the test of time." (Globe Staff Photo / John Bohn) Globe Staff Photo / John Bohn

Memo warned of ceiling collapse

Safety officer feared deaths in '99, now agonizes over tragedy

By Sean P. Murphy
Globe Staff / July 26, 2006

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The on-site safety officer for the Interstate 90 connector directly warned his superiors at contractor Modern Continental Construction Co. that the tunnel ceiling could collapse because the bolts could not support the heavy concrete panels, and feared for his conscience if someone died as a result. (Full article: 1005 words)

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