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I-35 bridge construction company could sue

The construction company who was working on the I-35 bridge when it collapsed has taken measures to preserve its right to sue Minnesota for not keeping its workers safe, Minnesota Public Radio said.

Progressive Contractors was resurfacing the bridge when it fell last summer. They have filed the correct paperwork, but have not decided if they will go ahead with a lawsuit.

According to MPR, the papers were filed as a precaution. They are waiting for the National Transportation Safety Board to release its report on the cause of the bridge collapse before they make a decision on a lawsuit.

If the company were to sue, they would likely argue the state breached its contract because the working environment on the bridge was unsafe.

One of the victims of the bridge collapse was a construction worker, Greg Jolstad, said ABC News.