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    :: Sunday, November 05, 2006 ::

    Bechtel finishes $2.3 billion Iraq job mourning 52 dead workers - By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Wire
    Bechtel said it completed all but two of the 99 projects on its Iraq to-do list, but at a horrible cost: 52 dead workers and another 49 wounded. At peak times, Bechtel employed more than 40,000 workers - mostly Iraqi subcontractors - on the various projects.

    Most of the Bechtel workers were killed while off duty, said company spokesman Jonathan Marshall. It's among the greatest losses of life that Bechtel has suffered during any job in the company's 108-year history, possibly exceeded only by the company's Depression-era work on the Hoover Dam, Marshall said.
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