• First responder comp bills introduced to limited success

    The introduction of legislation impacting first responders was named the top trend in workers compensation reforms countrywide by the National Council on Compensation Insurance despite the fact that only a handful of bills have passed to date.

  • The BI Top 10

    Marsh & McLennan’s announcement of its pending acquisition of JLT dominated this week’s list of most popular stories, along with Hurricane Florence. But other news made the cut, including a new construction head at Zurich North America and a captive option for the middle market.

  • US agrees to clean up Hanford nuclear plant in Washington state

    The U.S. Department of Energy has agreed to pay Washington state $925,000 and conduct testing and begin implementation of a new system to treat or capture hazardous tank vapors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation within the next three years.

  • Conn. high court rules for widow of man who died from asbestos exposure

    The Supreme Court of Connecticut ruled a shipbuilder cannot litigate a claim filed by the widow of a shipyard worker who died of lung cancer following asbestos exposure because a federal judge already ruled the man’s injury was compensable under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.

  • Contractors slapped with safety citations after fatal bridge collapse

    Multiple contractors have been cited for workplace safety violations after a fatal pedestrian bridge collapse at the Florida International University campus in Miami and face proposed penalties totaling $86,658.