A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit against Ansaldo Honolulu, a contractor for Honolulu’s $6.6 billion rail project.

John McCaughey, a former employee, filed the complaint last year arguing the Italian-based company was putting its workers in danger by failing to hire enough safety workers.

HART Rail supports along Kamehameha Hwy as Kiewit workers assemble concrete forms for rail guideway supports. 14 april 2016.

The cost of Honolulu’s rail project is now estimated to be $6.6 billion.

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In a press release Tuesday, Ansaldo announced the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii dismissed the case “with prejudice.”

“Ansaldo is proud of its continuing work efforts to provide a world class transit system for the people of Honolulu,” the company said. “Ansaldo considers the protection of Health, Safety, and Environment a fundamental corporate responsibility and a value underling all of its activities.”

Click here to read Civil Beat’s previous coverage of this case.

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