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Cemex in negotiations with Venezuela over nationalisation
Cemex says it is in constructive negotiations with the government of Venezuela with a view to reaching an "amicable settlement" following the expropriation of its cement businesses in the country in August 2008.
Bovis agrees US$ 5 million overcharging settlement
New York Department of Investigation will use the funds as compensation for overcharges on construction projects.
Workers agree 9/11 clean-up compensation
More than 95% of the workers who were exposed to hazardous materials during the clean-up in the wake of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, US have 'opted-in' to a compensation package.
Halliburton and Saipem pay penalties in Nigerian bribery probe
Halliburton and Saipem agree to pay criminal penalties totalling US$ 67.5 million to the Nigerian government over the Bonny Island bribery scandal.
Antitrust proceedings start against cement cartel
The European Commission (EC) has launched antitrust proceedings against seven cement manufacturers active in member states.
Ex-KBR executive pleads guilty to Nigerian bribery charge
Wojciech Chodan, former commercial vice president of KBR (UK), faces up to five years in prison for his role in a scheme to win construction contracts worth over US$ 6 billion
Maximum penalty for South African pre-cast cartel
Southern Pipeline Contractors and Conrite Walls receive US$ 3.2 million fine for participating in a long-standing cartel
Ex-KB Home chief avoids jail
Bruce Karatz must pay a US$ 1 million fine and is sentenced to eight months of home detention and 2000 hours of community service.
Toll Brothers in US$ 25 million class action settlement
US luxury house builder ends long-standing investor lawsuit.
ERA takes part in European Commission equipment theft meeting
The European Rental Association (ERA) and other European construction bodies held a meeting with the European Commission in early October to discuss the issue of equipment theft.
Honda takes legal action over engine copies
Engine manufacturer Honda has taken legal action against two Chinese companies that it claims showed copied Honda products at a gardening equipment show in Cologne in September.
Saudi Arabia to deport Chinese workers
16 CRCC workers to be dismissed and sent home after protests over pay and conditions erupted into vandalism.
Riwal investigated over Israeli Palestine wall
Netherlands police authorities are reported to have paid an unannounced visit to the Dordrecht head offices of rental company Riwal
EN 13000 rated capacity limiter questionnaire
As part of the response to controversy surrounding rated capacity limiters in the new EN 13000:2010 European Standard, ESTA and FEM have issued a questionnaire surveying owners' experience with cranes delivered since 1 May 2010
No bungee jumping from mobile cranes
A couple of times every year the question of bungee jumping from mobile cranes is raised. Is it allowed or not?
Call for UK ban on semi-automatic quick hitches
Family of a UK man killed by falling excavator bucket appeals for mandatory ban
Hugh Pratt discusses the USA's new crane safety standard 29 CFR 1226.550
High voltage expert Hugh Pratt on the USA's new crane safety standard
HAE offers new UK rental 'helpline'
HAE (Hire Association Europe) has launched a new free advice hotline +44 (0)121 380 4646 for employment law, health and safety and legal advice.
Turner Access takes legal action against Youngman Group
Access tower manufacturer Turner Access has started legal proceedings against Youngman Group alleging infringement of its intellectual property rights over its BetaGuard Advanced Guardrail System.
Impregilo fines annulled
Italy's Supreme Court of Cassation has upheld Impregilo's appeal against fines handed down by the Naples Court of Review in connection with an investigation into waste disposal in the Camania region of Italy.
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