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October, 2005 Archive

State Rules on Crane Operators Found Invalid


A two-year-old state law that requires the certification of construction crane operators is invalid and the state board set up to regulate operators has no legal standing. A finding by the state Department of Labor places seven years worth of efforts to certify crane operators in limbo. It also raises Read More

Worker Injured on Big Dig Gets $8m Settlement


New Bedford, Massachusetts In what is being called the largest liability settlement involving a Big Dig worker since the project began, a New Bedford laborer will receive at least $8 million and potentially nearly twice that for injuries suffered when an 8-footlong piece of steel fell from a crane and Read More