Boston Construction Co., Owner Charged in Trench Drowning Deaths

Feb. 13, 2017, 10:22 PM

A Boston drain services company willfully failed to protect two workers who drowned last year when a trench collapsed, a Massachusetts district attorney said.

A grand jury indicted the company, Atlantic Drain Services Inc. of Boston, and its owner, Kevin Otto, with two counts each of manslaughter on Feb. 8. The grand jury also indicted the company and Otto with one count each of misleading an investigator under the state’s witness intimidation statute and six counts each of concealing a record under the evidence tampering statute.

Otto and his company will be arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court Feb. ...

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