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Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

Contractor’s defense in fatal fall: Victim was a subcontractor, not an employee

June 17, 2019

Via: ISHN

A Maine contractor who was indicted on manslaughter charges after the death of an employee – his own half-brother – maintains that he is not culpable because his workers are not his employees and he cannot compel them to use […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Privately funded group reaches deal with water agency to only lock its border wall at night

June 14, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The commission said that when We Build the Wall first applied for a permit, the agency asked the group more than once to relocate the gate because it was placed in such a way that it might funnel undocumented immigrants […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

OSHA places blame for FIU bridge collapse with engineer, contractors

June 13, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

While all eyes are on the National Transportation Board (NTSB), awaiting its final determination as to the cause of the deadly March 2018 pedestrian bridge collapse on Miami’s Florida International University campus, another federal agency, OSHA, has come to its […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Man defrauds feds $346M through sham construction firms

June 7, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Even though Ziegler was qualified to enter into those federal set-aside contracts, he didn’t run the day-to-day operations of Zieson nor did he wield significant control over deciding which projects to bid on or what subcontractors and material suppliers to […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Nevada governor signs prevailing wage, union bills

May 30, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Some business groups and contractor organizations consider a prevailing wage requirement to be anti-competition and believe that the free market should play a major role in deciding rates of pay beyond minimum wage. The anti-prevailing wage position is also often […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Man behind shell companies sentenced in $3M fraud scheme

May 30, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

This type of fraud is not easy to uncover, particularly when the offenders have the help of someone in a position of authority at the targeted company who can help them navigate invoicing and other processes. Late last year, the […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Federal judge blocks construction of 2 border wall projects worth $1B

May 28, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Taking to Twitter on Saturday, President Trump said his administration would seek “an expedited appeal” of “activist Obama-appointed judge” Gilliam’s ruling. The Pentagon shifted another $1.5 billion for border wall construction earlier this month. The money, according to the Defense […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Illinois contractor convicted of bribing mayor to win work

May 17, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Even though the government tries to make high-profile examples out of contractors who engage in fraud, it seems that there are always individuals who are willing to bet their reputations and futures in order to take in some extra cash […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

Former manager of $3.3B school construction bond in California files whistleblower complaint

May 14, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Whistleblower complaints are one way that corruption or other malfeasance can be rooted out of public agencies, but they can also be used to make the government aware of private industry misdeeds as well. And whistleblowers in both the public […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

OSHA fines Montana highway contractor $225K for burns, fall

May 13, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Nelcon was also cited by the Mine Safety and Health Administration — an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor — in August 2017, according to the Billings Gazette, after an excavator and truck tipped into a mine pit while […]