Is KBR getting away with murder in the electrocution death of SSG Ryan Maseth (updated with opinion)
A few months later, the Pentagon released a report that said improper grounding or faulty equipment were to blame for nine of 18 electrocution deaths reported in Iraq, including Maseth’s. The report concluded that “multiple systems and organizations failed,” leaving Maseth “exposed to unacceptable risk.”
Harris said she filed the lawsuit in March 2008 to get answers about her son’s death, “but it never was just about Ryan.
“It was about the safety of our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was about a contractor being paid to do work. It was about providing basic safety for our troops.
“It was about justice,” she said, adding that she doesn’t feel justice was done.
Bill Stickman, one of the attorneys representing Maseth’s parents, said he will file his appeal to 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals within 30 days.
“We’re all disappointed, but we don’t feel defeated at this point. We think we have strong issues, and we’re confident of our chances before the circuit and getting Ryan his day in court,” he said. (click HERE for original article)
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