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Working Though Allocation Issues When Multiple Storms HappenOpen in a New Window

A nuanced approach is necessary to work through claims involving multiple perils, according to Bob O’Brien, managing director of Marsh’s National Property Claims Practice and Paul McVey, managing director and Marsh’s National chief property claims officer. A recent blog post …

 

Los Angeles Highway Crash Leaves 25 Hospitalized, 5 SeriousOpen in a New Window

Twenty-five people were taken to hospitals with mostly minor injuries following a series of crashes involving at least two cars and a bus that crashed through a concrete divider on a Los Angeles highway, authorities said. Five patients were in …

 

Senate Will Probe Pipeline Massachusetts Blasts Tied to Utility WorkOpen in a New Window

A Senate oversight panel next month will convene a hearing to probe the series of explosions in September that rocked several towns north of Boston, an incident that federal investigators have linked to work orders by NiSource Inc.’s Columbia Gas …

 

California Train Agency Fined $650,000 for Worker DeathsOpen in a New Window

Regulators fined the San Francisco Bay Area’s transit agency $650,000 on Thursday for safety failures that led a commuter train to strike and kill two workers inspecting track five years ago during a union strike. The California Public Utilities Commission …

 

Report: Homes in Fire-Prone Areas Hike Missoula Firefighting CostsOpen in a New Window

Rapid population growth and the desire to live near forests means new housing in western Montana is being built in wildfire-prone areas, increasing taxpayer-funded fire suppression liabilities and putting lives and property in danger, according to a new study. Half …

 

In a Proactive Move, PG&E Cuts Power to 60,000 to Prevent WildfiresOpen in a New Window

PG&E Corp. deliberately left customers in the dark for the first time as a precaution to prevent wildfires from breaking out. Almost 60,000 customers in six counties across the Sierra Nevada foothills and Northern California wine country were blacked out …

 

P/C Industry’s Net Income More Than Doubles to $34B in First-Half 2018Open in a New Window

Private U.S. property/casualty insurers saw their net income after taxes more than double to $34 billion in first-half 2018 from $15.5 billion in first-half 2017, with the help of lower catastrophe losses, growing premiums, and an increase in investment income, …

 

N.Y. Senator Says Feds Haven’t Done Enough to Investigate Limo SafetyOpen in a New Window

On the heels of a horrific limousine crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York, the Senate’s top Democrat is pointing to glaring gaps in safety data that he says exist because federal officials have not done enough to …

 

Analysts: Florida Insurers Can Weather Effects of MichaelOpen in a New Window

Florida’s disjointed property insurance system that relies almost exclusively on small and midsize companies will take a multibillion dollar loss from Hurricane Michael, but has sufficient reserves and backups that providers should be able to pay claims without problems, analysts …

 

Massachusetts Gas Blasts Linked to NiSource Unit’s Work OrdersOpen in a New Window

A series of explosions that rocked several towns north of Boston, Mass., last month has been linked to work orders given to a crew replacing aging natural gas pipes, according to federal safety investigators. Crews contracted by NiSource Inc.’s Columbia …

 

Study: Speed Limit Enforcement Cameras Save Money and Lives in NYCOpen in a New Window

Speed cameras rank among the most cost-effective social policies, saving both money and lives according to research conducted at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. Using the 140 speed cameras in New York City as a case study, researchers analyzed …

 

Air Cargo Considers Single-Pilot Jets as Autonomous Flight NearsOpen in a New Window

Aerospace and innovation have gone hand-in-hand since the days of Orville and Wilbur Wright. Airplanes were once simple metal tubes powered by propellers. Long-haul flying meant four engines and at least three pilots on the flight deck at all times. …

 

N.Y. Limo Service Operator Charged in Crash That Killed 20Open in a New Window

A limousine service operator was charged Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide in a crash that killed 20 people, while police continued investigating what caused the wreck and whether anyone else will face charges. Nauman Hussain, 28, showed little emotion as …

 

Adaptive Headlights That Dim Themselves Could Be Coming to U.S.Open in a New Window

U.S. auto safety regulators are moving to allow a new generation of brighter, self-dimming headlights that won’t blind other drivers on the road ahead. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing to permit so-called adaptive driving beam headlights on …

 

Hurricane Michael’s Cost: $25B With up to $8B in Insured LossesOpen in a New Window

Hurricane Michael will probably end up causing at least $25 billion in economic losses. About $3 billion of that will fall on the federal flood insurance program and private insurers may get hit with $9 billion to $10 billion in …

 

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