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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
Anger over rebar anti-dumping duties
Industry body unhappy as EU sets anti-dumping duties on Chinese imports of rebar between 9.2 and 13%
Ugandan road project halted over sexual misconduct claims
World Bank cancels loan for Ugandan road construction amid claims workers mistreated locals
Construction boss sentenced for death of workers
Vadim Kazenelson was project manager for Metron Construction when three people died and one was critically injured after falling from scaffold
Insurance: getting the right cover
Industry experts discuss insurance premium costs, claims, damage statistics and how clients can reduce their total insurance costs
EU orders registration of imported steel from China
Commission launched anti-dumping investigation into imports of high-fatigue performance rebar from China last April
Boral welcomes report on trade union activities
The recommendations of a new Royal Commission report into trade union practices, have been welcomed by Australian materials producer Boral
Corporate manslaughter verdict for Baldwins
UK crane rental company Baldwins Crane Hire Limited has been found guilty of corporate manslaughter following the death of crane driver Lindsay Easton
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