The U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Division (CID) has finally changed the status of the investigation of Sgt. Ryan Maseth, a highly decorated, 24-year-old Green Beret, from “accidental” to “negligent homicide.” Maseth was killed in an act of unbelievable negligence and carelessness by KBR in a shower where he was electrocuted. After months of controversy and criticism, the Army finally acknowledges that the company “failed to ensure that work was being done by qualified electricians and plumbers, and to inspect the work that was being conducted.”
KBR spokeswoman Heather Browne is astonished by the allegations since, after all, KBR investigated itself and “KBR’s investigation has produced no evidence that KBR was responsible for Sgt. Maseth’s death.” It appears that Army investigators were able to find a bit more evidence than KBR.