Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

US Army finds Iraq electrocution death accidental

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:08 AM
Original message
US Army finds Iraq electrocution death accidental
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N07416135.htm

07 Aug 2009 22:49:36 GMT
Source: Reuters
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. Army has found that the death of Staff Sergeant Ryan Maseth, who was electrocuted while showering at a Baghdad base in January 2008, was accidental, the Defense Department said on Friday.

A Senate panel had said in May that the electrocution of Maseth, as well as three other soldiers and a contractor, was linked to wiring work carried out by engineering company and military contractor KBR Inc <KBR.N>.

The chairman of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee said at the time the panel had learned that Maseth's death had been reclassified from "accidental" to "negligent homicide."
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC