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Texas Brine Houses Contractors in Purchased Sinkhole Homes

Texas Brine Co. has moved contractors working on the Bayou Corne-area sinkhole into three homes the company purchased from residents who left after the failure of a company-operated salt dome cavern. Texas Brine spokesman Sonny Cranch tells The Advocate two …

North Dakota College Files Lawsuit Over Building Collapse

North Dakota State University is suing three Fargo contractors over the 2009 collapse of an academic building. The Forum newspaper reports that the complaint accuses JLG Architects, Heyer Engineering and Northern Technologies Inc. of breach of contract and negligence for …

Honolulu Rail Authority Reconsidering Program

Honolulu, Hawaii’s rail authority is considering ditching an insurance program that was supposed to save the city $20 million. The program would have covered contractors working on the planned 20-mile rail line. The interim director of the Honolulu Authority for …

New York Town Shares Liability in 2005 Dam Break

A midlevel New York court says the township that owns and operates a dam shares liability with its contractors for its 2005 collapse. A Washington County jury last year found a construction company and design firm mostly at fault for …

U.S. Sanctions BP, Contractors for Gulf Oil Spill

The U.S. offshore drilling regulator Wednesday formally issued sanctions against BP and the major contractors involved in the 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig that killed 11 workers and spewed more than 4 million barrels of oil into the …

Fines Now Back Up Iowa Rules on Lead Paint

The state has begun issuing fines to contractors, painters and landlords if they don’t take proper precautions before working on walls, windows or doors covered with lead paint. The Des Moines Register reported Tuesday that state regulations have been in …

Minnesota to Consider Shutdown Claims for Road Work

A Minnesota transportation official said Friday that construction contractors won’t be blocked from claiming losses related to Minnesota’s state government shutdown, despite a last-minute insert in the state budget. Transportation Department spokesman Kevin Gutknecht said contractors can seek payment for …

2 South Florida Men Survive Separate Lightning Strikes

Officials say a landscape worker and a crane operator in South Florida both survived separate lightning strikes just hours apart. Davie Fire Rescue reports that a man was weeding near a chain-link fence at Indian Ridge Middle School Monday afternoon …