Crane Company Agrees to Pay More Than $4.5 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Lawsuit for Non-Compliance with Military Specifications
From May 2011 to September 2015, Crane also supplied high performance butterfly valves that contained Monel bolting. The civil settlement includes the resolution of claims brought under the qui tam or whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act by Corla Jacobson, a former Crane employee. The False Claims Act permits private parties to sue for false claims on behalf of the United States and to share in any recovery. Ms. Jacobson will receive $855,728 of the False Claims Act settlement. The claims resolved by the settlement are allegations only and there has been no determination of liability.justice.gov
Man faces charges after hijacking crane in downtown Houston
HOUSTON – A man faces charges after he jumped a fence, climbed a ladder a hijacked a crane in downtown Houston last week. Following the incident, Timothy Elijah Gonzales was charged with criminal mischief and possession of a controlled substanceTimothy Elijah Gonzales (KPRC 2)Houston police said they were called to a construction site around 3 a.m. due to “suspicious activity.” Gonzales was about 15 stories up. When he climbed up there, investigators said the man walked along the catwalk and got inside the cab of the crane. Police said he managed to move the crane at one point. SWAT got the man down from the crane around 6:13 a.m. and he was compliant.
5 dead, including 3 children, in Texas vehicle crash
CRANE, Texas Officials say five people were killed including three young children in a vehicle collision in West Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety said 23-year-old Bailey Nisbet was driving a sport utility vehicle south on U.S. Highway 385 early Friday morning when it drifted into the northbound lane and struck a pickup truck. Officials said Nisbet, of Baytown, and the driver of the pickup truck, Carl Rice, 67, of McCamey, were both killed, as were the three children riding in Nisbet's vehicle. The accident happened just south of Crane, which is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of Odessa. Officials identified the children who died as 5-year-old Kimber Nisbet, 3-year-old Kamberee Nisbet and 11-month-old Kasen Nisbet, all of Baytown.
One dead, three injured in massive crane collapse
An investigation is underway in New York City to determine why a massive crane collapsed, killing one person. Wall Street worker David Wichs was killed when he was hit by part of the crane. The crane crashed Friday in strong winds as it was being lowered to safety. Three people were also injured by debris, two of them seriously. Several parked cars were crushed in the mishap and the crane is still blocking streets. DeMarco Morgan reports.cbsnews.com
Crane moves last of classic Corvettes from sinkhole
Crane moves last of classic Corvettes from sinkhole A crane finally pulled the last of eight classic Corvettes out of a sinkhole yesterday. The cars fell through the floor at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky earlier this year. Charlie Rose reports.cbsnews.com