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Friday, July 28, 2006

Lurking problems


The problems with the Big Dig have led Amy Kaufman of Natick to wonder if there are other disasters lurking around the corner.

Here's her Letter to the Editor from today's Globe.

YOUR ARTICLE about the Big Dig employee whose warnings went unheeded by his superiors reminded me of an account from the book ``Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919" by Stephen Puleo. In that disaster Isaac Gonzales, who worked at the giant molasses tank in the North End, tried to warn superiors that the tank would not hold up, and his warnings were also ignored.

It occurs to me that in all preventable disasters, someone knew, and someone else, with the power to avert the disaster, chose not to listen, and I am left wondering what preventable tragedy is waiting just around the corner?

Amy Kaufman, Natick

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