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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.
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.
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