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Scaffold probe focuses on removal of metal tie

Investigators in fatal collapse asking if failure was mechanical or human

By Raja Mishra and Donovan Slack
Globe Staff / April 5, 2006

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Investigators examining the Boston scaffolding collapse that killed three people have focused their probe on whether it was human or mechanical error that resulted in the disconnection of a metal tie that had secured the 3-ton platform to the building, possibly triggering the fatal plunge, according to a high-ranking city official. (Full article: 843 words)

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