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City blames crane operator in Tribeca crane collapse
Operator error was responsible for the collapse of a crawler crane in Tribeca, Manhattan, USA, according to the New York City Department of Buildings
Mecca crane crash cause suspected
Human error was allegedly to blame for the crane that fell and killed more than 100 people in Saudi Arabia ahead of the hajj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca last year
Odebrecht fined US$2.6 billion for bribery
Court case centred around Brazil’s largest construction firm has uncovered corruption at highest governmental levels
Waste Management Protocol becomes a reality
Construction and demolition waste management has its first set of guidelines after 18 months of workshops attended by EDA and others
LA pays $ 300 m to settle claim with Kiewit
Highway authority settles its two-year-long legal battle with Omaha-based contractor
Nooteboom wins low-loader patent case
Ten years of judicial wrangling over the Nooteboom Pendle-X Euro low-loader with excavator trough have finally been decided in Nooteboom’s favour
Testimony deals expected in Odebrecht case
At least 80 Odebrecht employees are said to be negotiating plea bargains with investigators
Crane regulations lawsuit filed against NY City DOB
A group of construction industry associations have filed a lawsuit against the City of New York and its commissioner Rick Chandler over new crane orders and regulations
Lemminkäinen claims €20 million
Finnish contractor names amount it feels it is entitled to as a result of Court of Appeal of Helsinki decision on asphalt cartel
Damages reduced in Lemminkäinen cartel case
Helsinki Court of Appeal’s asphalt cartel ruling leads to Finnish contractor receiving reimbursement of approximately €14 million
Safety recommendations from NYC Crane Working Group
New York City's Technical Working Group publishes report containing crane safety recommendations following recent crane collapse
Recycling group wants waste law enforcement
ERP says waste and competition legislations must be regarded as interdependent components
Two on trial over alleged CAN$24 million fraud against Atlas Copco
Former colleague in court to testify against pair who allegedly stole money from construction firm’s employee benefits programme
Court approves leniency for Andrade Gutierrez in Brazilian corruption ruling
Scandal-hit Brazilian contractor ordered to pay fine of US$ 287 million, and cooperate with future corruption investigations
Indian flyover collapse kills 23
Police open culpable homicide case against IVRCL after 23 deaths and more injuries caused by collapsed flyover in Kolkata, India
Construction firm blamed for fatal building collapse in Lagos
Nigerian authorities say promoters of Lekki Gardens development ‘criminally’ continued to build after receiving legal order to stop
Marcelo Odebrecht sentenced to 19 years
Lengthy jail term handed down to Brazilian construction tycoon convicted of corruption and money laundering
ERA welcomes Circular Economy package
The European Rental Association calls for specific recognition for the role of rental in realising a successful European circular economy
Police document appears to implicate Peru’s president in Petrobras scandal
Leaked internal document shows Brazilian police are probing alleged bribes to Peruvian leader
Falcon pleads guilty on Battersea crane collapse
UK crane rental company Falcon Crane Hire Ltd admitted two health and safety breaches at court in London over the 2006 Battersea crane crash
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