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1. Chinese construction firm CCCI to buy Canada’s Aecon for $1.5B
Aecon Group Inc. has signed a deal to be acquired for $1.5 billion by CCCC International Holding Ltd. of China. The deal is pending shareholder and regulatory approval.
2. Construction Worker Dies After Being Trapped In Streamwood Sewer Pipe
A worker who was installing a liner in a Chicago sewer has died. Workers had lost contact and went to check on him but bunched up liner was blocking the way. It took 4 hours to get the worker out, and by that time he had died. An autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of death.
3. Irving Oil ordered to pay $4M for offences related to Lac Mégantic disaster
Irving Oil has plead guilty to 34 offenses under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act after an investigation related to the Lac Mégantic, Que., disaster. The investigation found that Irving Oil failed to comply “with all applicable safety requirements by failing to determine the classification of dangerous goods for the crude oil it transported by train, and that the shipping documents on board the trains were erroneous,”
4. Are US airline pilots worried about UAV drone traffic?
Pilots are encountering more and more drones in the air, although there are many promising opportunities, the practices presents many safety issues. Both airlines and companies wanting to use drones are waiting for the regulatory agencies to provide guidance.
5. Mining company accused over deadly police crackdown in Sierra Leone
In 2012, African Minerals Ltd allegedly ordered the shooting and beating and arrests of striking workers.
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