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Back to the drawing board

When structures fail, anything can be to blame, from bolts to bad management

By Beth Daley
Globe Staff / July 17, 2006

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It was yet another spectacular structural failure in Boston. On Jan. 25, 1971, one side of an unfinished 16-story Brighton apartment building collapsed, killing four construction workers. The tragedy at 2000 Commonwealth Ave. exposed major engineering and construction flaws in the building's concrete floors. The deaths sparked the city to tighten oversight of construction projects and the state to eventually ... (Full article: 1116 words)

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