State Licensing Board Didn’t Know Contractor In Berkeley Balcony Collapse Paid Millions In Settlements
The construction company that built the Berkeley apartment complex where a balcony collapse killed six people nearly two weeks ago has paid out millions to settle numerous lawsuits alleging shoddy work.
The glass elevator, which transports maintenance workers to the top of the suspension tower, has been out of service since early January.
Caltrans is threatening to fine American Bridge/Fluor daily as long as the work on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge is incomplete.
An undercover sting to catch unlicensed contractors netted an unlikely suspect this week — Samantha Pham, a woman known as the ‘Sweetheart Swindler.’
San Francisco fire officials said Monday that TC Steel of Petaluma was the subcontractor whose work is believed to have started the large blaze at a construction site in the city’s Mission Bay neighborhood in March.
The nearly $49 million in bonuses include $20 million paid by the state to American Bridge/Fluor Enterprises for completing the job on time.
The general contractor of the San Francisco 49ers’ new stadium in Santa Clara said Friday that an employee of a subcontractor was arrested on suspicion of theft but that the case was apparently unrelated to the project.
Both the contractor and PG&E crew failed to call 911 immediately after the gas leak.
A lot of Bay Area homeowners who’ve paid handsomely to retrofit their homes are living with a false sense of security, according to seismic engineers and state and local agencies that study earthquake safety.
Nearly 100 unlicensed contractors were arrested in Union City and other parts of California this week by undercover investigators posing as homeowners shopping around for home improvements.