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Crane hire firm charged with corporate manslaughter after 2011 driver death

A crane hire company has been charged with corporate manslaughter following the death of a crane driver in a crash.

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Balfour Beatty fined £350,000 after rail safety prosecution

Balfour Beatty Rail Projects has been fined £350,000 and ordered to pay costs of £50,000 following a prosecution by the Office of Rail Regulation.

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Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium faces legal delay

Plans to build a new stadium for Tottenham Hotspur at Northumberland Park are under threat after local landowners challenged a compulsory purchase order for land at the stadium site.

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Interserve 'amicable' with DIO after legal action, says CEO

Interserve has “moved on amicably” with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, according to its chief executive, after it ended a legal challenge against the award of three contracts to CarillionAmey expected to be worth billions.


Up to 200 enquire about blacklist compensation scheme

Construction News understands around 200 people have now made enquiries about a compensation scheme for blacklisted workers since its launch on 4 July.

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Contractors to face major new blacklisting case

Hundreds of blacklisting cases being taken through the courts will now be heard together, following the grant of a Group Litigation Order in the High Court.

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Hatfield rail crash judge to decide blacklisting cases

The retired judge who imposed a huge fine on Balfour Beatty for its part in the 2000 Hatfield rail crash was chosen to hear blacklisting compensation cases because of his previously tough stance in dealing with the industry.

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Blacklist compensation scheme launched by major contractors

Updated: Blacklisted workers will be offered between £4,000 and £20,000 under a ‘fast track’ Construction Workers Compensation Scheme which has been launched following eight months of talks.

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