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EN 13000:2010 amendment
Mobile cranes delivered new in Europe since 1 May have changes to the operator's controls as a result of the 2010 amendment to the EN13000:2004 standard
JCB takes legal action over Asian 'copies' at Bauma
JCB takes legal action during Bauma to prevent three unnamed Asian manufacturers from showing telehandlers and backhoes it says were copies of its products and infringed its patents.
Zacharias to face criminal charges of greed
Former Vinci chairman could face up to five years in jail if found guilty.
IDB steps up fraud and corruption prevention
Annual report from the Office of Institutional Integrity shows more cases were prosecuted in 2009 and new strategies were launched to prevent wrongdoing.
US judge slams WTC settlement
Federal judge Alvin Hellerstein has criticised the WTC Captive settlement over clean-up operations at the World Trade Centre following the 9/11 attacks in 2001.
Civil damage claims served in Austrian cartel case
Civil damage claims totalling € 108 million have been filed against leading elevator and escalator companies in Austria following the fines already imposed on them by the Austrian Cartel Court in 2007.
LTECH fights non-payment judgement
Russian rental company LTECH is contesting legal action from Netherlands company Rentpool over non-payment for a large number of aerial platforms.
Statutory tower crane register for UK
New laws to improve the safety of tower cranes on construction sites were laid before the UK Parliament on 22 February
Fines reduced for Impregilo
As part of an investigation into waste disposal contracts a Naples court has filed a new order against Impregilo and its subsidiaries Fibe and Fisia Italimpianti, reducing the amount seized from the companies by approximately € 500 million.
ALLMI issues warning about EN12999:2009
The UK Association of Lorry Loader Manufacturers and Importers is moving to raise awareness of potential issues surrounding any delay to implementation of the new EN12999:2009
Kajima offices searched in Ozawa probe
Prosecutors examine another suspected link between a contractor and the high-ranking DJP politician.
Editor's Comment: Yet another cartel
Prosecution seven cement manufacturers in Poland undermines the industry's claims that it has cleaned up its act.
Corruption widespread according to latest TI report
The 2009 edition of Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index shows that public sector corruption remains a problem in all regions of the world.
Amending EN 13000 - rated capacity limiters for mobile cranes
One of the most interesting and important debates at the World Crane and Transport Summit in October centred on an amendment to the European EN 13000 mobile crane standard regarding rated capacity limiters. EUAN YOUDALE reports
SFO obtains UK£ 4,9 million civil recovery order against Amec
Amec engineering consultancy, is to pay almost UK£ 5 million (€ 5,5 million) under a civil recovery order obtained by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) for taking "irregular receipts" worth UK£ 5,5 million (€ 6 million) associated with a project in which Amec is a shareholder.
Neunteufel’s dismissal ruled invalid
A court in Munich, Germany has ruled that Wacker Neuson’s decision to dismiss chairman of its supervisory board, Johann Neunteufel was invalid.
Former building inspectors arrested in Mafia bribery case
Former New York building inspectors charged with soliciting bribes and other illegal activities as part of the Lucchese crime family.
Employers beware of overhead cables
UK Law firm Mace & Jones is warning employers of the dangers of overhead power cables.
Court rules against former James Hardie directors
Australian court hands down fines and bans to ten former directors and officers of Australia's James Hardie Industries.
Nishimatsu's Takahara handed suspended sentence
Kazuhiko Takahara, the former deputy head of oversees business development at Japan's Nishimatsu Construction Company, has been given an 18 month prison sentence, suspended for four years.
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