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Law Firm for Some 35W Victims Allowed into Site

The Associated Press
September 2007

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A law firm representing some victims of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse site said Friday its investigators had been granted access to the site.

A federal judge in mid-August had rejected a request by Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben to be allowed on site. At the time, a recovery operation was ongoing for people missing in the collapse.

The last victim was recovered Aug. 20. The law firm said its investigators were allowed into the site on Thursday following negotiations with the state.

The Aug. 1 collapse killed 13 people and injured about 100 others. A federal investigation of the cause is continuing.

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