Remember the old wall, some of which is now on display at Castle Clinton, the MTA found while excavating for the new South Ferry terminal? One of the archaeologists hired to document the seawall fractured her pelvis, lost two teeth and broke a toe when the trench collapsed, burying most of her in soil. The archaeologist, Alison Boles, filed a lawsuit against the MTA last week. The Post quotes her as saying "It's a very lonely feeling being buried in soild with your teeth knocked out."
The suit contends the MTA pushed contractors to work late and rush the archaeological dig because the discovery brought the station excavation to a stop. Boles was working in the trench at 11 p.m. on February 24th when the wall collapsed. The MTA did not comment on the lawsuit.