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Director jailed in London developer bribery caseSubscription

Two men have been jailed after pleading guilty to bribery offences relating to commercial developments in London.

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Firm fined for explosion that put worker in comaSubscription

An insulation subcontractor has been fined more than £50,000 after a petrol-powered equipment explosion left a worker with severe burns.

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Manhunt under way after builder murdered on siteSubscription

Police are hunting for a man as part of a murder investigation after a builder was allegedly attacked and killed by a colleague on a London construction site.

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Firms fined £2m after worker crushed to deathSubscription

A civil engineering and a heating firm have been fined £1m each for the death of a worker after being found guilty of safety breaches.

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TfL wins case against contractor JVSubscription

Transport for London has won a high court case against an Aecom, Colas and VolkerHighways joint venture over a highways maintenance dispute.

London slave-owner jailed for seven years_David Lupu

London slave-owner jailed for seven yearsSubscription

A man who supplied labour for demolition work has been sentenced to seven years in prison for slavery offences.

Asbestos firm prosecuted after forging health documents

Asbestos firm prosecuted after forging health documentsSubscription

Two managers of a Warrington-based asbestos removal company have been prosecuted after forging documents to obtain an asbestos removal licence from the Health and Safety Executive.

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Cleveland Bridge wins case against subcontractor over damagesSubscription

Bridge contractor Cleveland Bridge has won a case against one of its subcontractors over damages linked to delays on a multi-million-pound roads project.

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Hochtief faces £107m tunnel compensation claimSubscription

Hochtief is facing a £107m compensation claim from SSE Engineering over a collapsed tunnel after the Scottish Court of Session overturned a previous ruling.

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Kier loses High Court cost claim deadline caseSubscription

The High Court has ruled that Kier must pay RG Carter for remedial work it agreed to carry out on a school in Boston, Lincolnshire.

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Firm fined £70k after worker suffers 'life-changing' injuriesSubscription

A Rotherham-based construction firm has been fined £70,000 after one its workers suffered life-threatening injuries when they were struck by falling concrete.