Wrongful death suit filed in diving accident

February 19, 2009 8:38:19 PM PST
A Central Valley widow is suing the federal government over the death of her husband in a 2007 diving accident.

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Martin Alvarado and a fellow diver were killed during a routine inspection at the Dos Amigos pumping facility near Los Banos.

The two became trapped against an underwater grate by the force of swift-moving water.

The suit claims the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation failed to comply with safe diving standards and did not adequately inspect conditions at the plant.

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