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Rigger's licences revoked in NYC
William Rapetti, the rigger responsible for erecting a tower crane that collapsed in March 2008, has had his tower crane licences revoked in New York, USA
Guilty plea in US concrete cartel case
US producer of ready-mix concrete, VS Holding, faces US$ 100 million fine after admitting to price fixing
Former Nakheel chief executive files lawsuit
Chris O’Donnell sues Dubai property developer for breach of contract
Germany must remove trade barriers
EU launches fresh infringement procedures for breach of construction product rules
FIEC calls for end to unfair competition
Construction federation highlights “disaster” of Chinese road building contractor in Poland
FEM sets position on lifting people
The European materials handling and lifting equipment federation, FEM, has issued a position paper on the use of mobile cranes to lift people
Corruption in road building ‘systemic’
World Bank appeals for stronger action to battle “plague” of bid-rigging in worldwide road building sector
OECD criticised over anti-bribery enforcement
Transparency International says the group of rich countries is failing to implement its own anti-bribery convention.
EC Harris sees rise in disputes
Disputes handled by the consultant took an average of 9.1 months to resolve and were worth an average of US$ 35.1 million.
Murray & Roberts in leniency application
South African Competition Commission to consider evidence of cartel activity at a Murry & Roberts subsidiary
JGC Corp in US$ 219 million bribery settlement
Payout in Nigerian LNG case brings total fines paid by corrupt TSKJ consortium to US$ 1.5 billion
EU halves pre-stressed steel cartel fines
Price fixing penalties against 17 companies producing steel for pre-stressed concrete reduced from € 518 million to € 269 million.
Skanska in US$ 20 million settlement
Contractor to pay out after investigation into scheme to avoid hiring minorities and women
Further reductions in UK cartel fines
Fines imposed by UK Office of Fair Trading against six construction companies revised downwards
Asset sales boost profits at Impregilo
Higher profit from one-off gains mask a drop in Italian builder’s underlying revenues
KBR lawyer fined US$ 150 million
Another KBR official pleads guilty to construction contract bribery scheme in Nigeria
UK Price fixing fines reduced
Penalties imposed on Kier and five other construction companies reduced by € 43 million on appeal.
Aveng hit with US$ 18.7 million cartel fine
South African company settles over cartel activity in construction materials market.
KBR to pay £ 7 million bribery fine
Settlement reached with UK Serious Fraud Office over bribery of Nigerian government officials.
Deadline looms for BC crane operators
Crane operators in British Columbia, Canada, must have a valid operator's certificate by 28 February 2011, warns WorkSafeBC
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