MAKKAH CRANE COLLAPSE

Binladin Group suspended over Makkah tragedy

The report said strong winds combined with a violation of safety standards regarding the positioning the crane led to the tragedy (Photo: AP)

The Saudi Royal Court, Tuesday, announced that the investigation into the deadly crane collapse in Makkah which occurred Friday, found there was no criminal intent.

The report said strong winds combined with a violation of safety standards regarding the positioning the crane led to the tragedy.

The royal court has decided to pay one million Riyals (about $270 000) to the family of each person killed, and to those suffering injuries which have led to a permanent disability as a result of the incident, along with 500.000 Riyals to each of the injured.

The royal court has also decided to suspend the Binladin construction group’s from undertaking any future projects.

The court ordered the finance ministry to review all of the Binladin group’s projects and impose a travel ban on all of the Binladin’s family members until the completion of investigations.

Infographic: Makkah crane collapse: Official findings and royal orders

(Design by Farwa Rizwan/ Al Arabiya News)

 

 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 16 September 2015 KSA 13:01 - GMT 10:01
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