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The Big Dig’s deadly ‘safety’ rails

Seven motorists have died after becoming entangled in railings that line parts of the Big Dig tunnels. Experts and a legal claim say design flaws make such tragedy all too likely.

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By Matt Carroll
Globe Staff / February 14, 2010

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On a hot July afternoon in 2005, State Trooper Vincent Cila lost control of his Harley-Davidson police motorcycle and struck the pedestrian handrail that lines the side of the Big Dig tunnel system near Logan Airport. (Full article: 2354 words)

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