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8 years passed after the crane accident in Mecca,The Saudi Supreme Court has affirmed a ruling against the Binladin Group, fining the construction company SAR20 million ($5.33 million) for a 2015 accident in which a crane collapsed in Mecca during the hajj pilgrimage season.

The court found that safety violations caused the deaths of more than 100 people.

The Okaz newspaper reported on August 13 that in closing the case with a final ruling – after Binladin Group objected to an earlier appeals court verdict – the Supreme Court also upheld sentences of three years in prison and fines for eight company officials.

The court acquitted three engineers and supervisors, and closed a case against one defendant who later died.