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Balfour Beatty fined £500k over hand-arm vibration exposureSubscription

Balfour Beatty has been fined £500,000 after workers in its utilities business were put at risk of developing hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) over a nine-year period.

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Firm fined £30k after fatal fall from damaged scaffoldingSubscription

A Maidstone-based company has been fined £30,000 after a man fell to his death while working on faulty scaffolding during a television studio refurbishment.

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Balfour Beatty EfW contract details to be revealed after rulingSubscription

Details of Balfour Beatty’s £500m contract to build an energy-from-waste plant in Gloucestershire look set to be made public after a ruling by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Plumber wins Supreme Court workers’ rights case

Plumber wins Supreme Court workers’ rights caseSubscription

The Supreme Court has found in favour of a plumber in a dispute with Pimlico Plumbers over workers’ rights.

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Amey ordered to pay £54m to Birmingham CouncilSubscription

Amey has been instructed to pay Birmingham City Council £54m following an adjudication decision over road maintenance work.

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Serial construction fraudster sentenced to six yearsSubscription

A man with a history of defrauding construction companies dating back to 1989 has been given a six-year sentence after taking more than £100,000.

Police consider fraud probe over stalled Liverpool schemes

Police consider fraud probe over stalled Liverpool schemesSubscription

Police in the North-west are considering a fraud investigation after a series of stalled developments in the city have threatened to swallow £90m of investors’ money.

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Belfast builder convicted of £230k tax fraudSubscription

A Belfast-based contractor who defrauded the taxpayer out of £230,000 has been sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment suspended for three years, Belfast Crown Court has heard.

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Interserve facing £69m client claim for terminated EfWSubscription

EfW operator Pennon expects to receive £68.7m from Interserve to cover additional costs on its Glasgow energy-from-waste scheme.

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Firm fined £566k after tipper truck hits power lineSubscription

Mick George Ltd has been fined £566,000 after one of its tipper vehicles hit an overhead power line during the construction of a waste transfer station in Northampton.

MPs to investigate post-Grenfell construction changes

MPs to investigate post-Grenfell construction changesSubscription

MPs have launched an inquiry into the changes needed in the construction industry to make high-rise buildings safer, following the publication of Dame Hackitt’s post-Grenfell report last week.