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Energy Company Cited for 25 Safety Violations After Fatality at N.H. Plant
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited EWP Renewable Corp., doing business as Springfield Power LLC, for 25 safety violations after an employee suffered fatal injuries when he was pulled into a conveyor at …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 2:08 PM
Florida Man Sentenced to Five Years’ Probation for Workers’ Comp Fraud
A Trinity, Fla., man has been sentenced to five years’ probation, with the first six months to be served on home detention, for making a false statement in connection with his workers’ compensation benefits. As part of the sentence issued …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 1:58 PM
Protecting the Planet from Asteroids, Comets
The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to protect the planet from incoming asteroids that could wipe out entire regions or even continents. The National Science and Technology Council released a report last week calling for improved asteroid detection, tracking …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 1:52 PM
Flooding in Virginia Closes Airport, Traps Several Drivers
Officials say flooding and severe weather in Virginia have closed the state capital’s airport and trapped some motorists. Richmond International Airport tweeted that it was closing due to flooding for several hours Friday morning. Parts of Interstate 64 also shut …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 1:51 PM
Residents Say Home Run Balls from Local Rhode Island Field Damage Property
Residents in a Newport, R.I., neighborhood say baseballs hit out of a field used by a collegiate summer league team are damaging their houses and cars. The Newport Daily News reports residents gathered at City Hall to discuss the errant …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 1:48 PM
Restaurants, and Diners, Pay High Price for Food-Related Illnesses
A single foodborne illness outbreak could cost a restaurant millions of dollars in lost revenue, fines, lawsuits, legal fees, insurance premium increases, inspection costs and staff retraining, a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 1:44 PM
Here’s a Shocker: Insurance Industry Reserves Still Adequate
Although analysts at Conning didn’t actually use the word “shocked” in their latest report on the property/casualty industry’s loss reserve position, the title of the report—and the image on the front page—made it clear that the analysts didn’t see the …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 1:39 PM
Rhode Island Quarry Blast That Injured Two Town Workers Ruled Accidental
Rhode Island officials have ruled the quarry blast that injured two town employees and damaged multiple buildings accidental. The Westerly Sun reported the state Fire Marshal’s Office found the blast at the Westerly quarry did not violate state law or …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 1:37 PM
Florida Utility Contractor Faces Nearly $19K in Fines for Safety Hazards
South Florida utility contractor Douglas N. Higgins is facing $18,659 in proposed penalties after the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited the contractor for exposing employees to cave-in and other hazards at a Naples, Fla., …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 1:29 PM
States’ Adjuster Licensing Requirements Come Under Scrutiny
It’s time for reciprocity across states in insurance adjuster licensing, according to a new report. The study by the Pacific Research Institute into state licensing requirements,“Breaking Down Barriers,” found that the average adjuster holds between 10 and 12 different state …

POSTED JUNE 25, 2018 1:25 PM

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