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Trending Intel: June 2022

Trending Intel: June 2022

Below we highlight the top 5 trending intel topics in June 2022. 1. Flood Insurance Flood Modeling & Insurance Perspectives [lgc_column grid=\"20\" tablet_grid=\"20\" mobile_grid=\"100\" last=\"false\"][/lgc_column][lgc_column grid=\"80\" tablet_grid=\"80\" mobile_grid=\"100\" last=\"false\"]The U.S. Flood insurance market is being completely revamped with the launch of the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) risk rating 2.0, which applies risk modeling technology to evaluate exposure. Simultaneously the…

Multiple Accidents Bring Boston Construction Projects to a Halt

Multiple Accidents Bring Boston Construction Projects to a Halt

Two separate construction accidents in Boston recently caused a stoppage on projects by the region’s largest construction company. According to reports, Suffolk Construction halted work at multiple job sites on May 6 in order to “reinforce safety awareness” after multiple workers were hurt when a former power plant under construction collapsed May 4, followed by an accident at another job…

State of the Construction Insurance Market

State of the Construction Insurance Market

During this webinar, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage experts met for a discussion on the state of the construction market, including commentary on primary, excess and NY construction markets. We also discussed current challenges and available specialty solutions, as well as what is needed for a quality submission. https://vimeo.com/714499485/39061997cf

Cannabis Lounges Bring New Risks to Fast-Moving Industry

Cannabis Lounges Bring New Risks to Fast-Moving Industry

In a growing number of communities around the U.S., new cannabis lounges are offering a social setting where guests can openly use marijuana products. Colorado and New Mexico both saw their first cannabis lounges open in April, Michigan’s first marijuana lounge is set to open this summer, and officials in Nevada are currently discussing how the recently-approved class of businesses…

Kinder Chocolate, Skippy Peanut Butter Among Latest Food Safety Recalls

Kinder Chocolate, Skippy Peanut Butter Among Latest Food Safety Recalls

Two Kinder chocolate products sold in the U.S. are being recalled after salmonella typhimurium was detected at the Belgian facility where they were made. While no salmonella cases have been identified in the U.S., the facility is linked to a salmonella outbreak in Europe that has sickened at least 142 individuals, most of whom are young children. Ferrero’s voluntary recall,…

$80 Million Country Club Fire May Have Started With Construction Work

$80 Million Country Club Fire May Have Started With Construction Work

A fire that destroyed much of a historic country club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, may have been started by construction work involving a propane torch, new video footage suggests. The Feb. 17 blaze at Oakland Hills Country Club caused an estimated $80 million in damage to the clubhouse and was a near “total loss,” according to reports. Video recovered from…

Officials Investigate Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse That Injured 10

Officials Investigate Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse That Injured 10

Cleanup and investigation efforts are underway at the site of the Forbes Avenue Bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, after the bridge collapsed on Jan. 28. A city bus and several other vehicles were on the bridge when it came crashing down, injuring 10 individuals in a terrifying ordeal that left motorists fearing for their lives. The 447-foot bridge, which was built…

QVC, Amazon Warehouse Disasters Underscore Risks at Large Facilities

QVC, Amazon Warehouse Disasters Underscore Risks at Large Facilities

A massive fire at a QVC warehouse in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, on Dec. 19 destroyed 75% of the 1.5 million-square-foot facility and killed one worker, according to news reports. The five-alarm blaze rendered the site inoperable and has reportedly prompted the company, a major employer in the area, to plan to lay off all of its more than 1,900…

Onion Recall Expanded After 800 Sickened With Salmonella

Onion Recall Expanded After 800 Sickened With Salmonella

A recent recall of fresh onions has now been linked to at least 808 salmonella infections and includes onions from multiple sources, including HelloFresh and EveryPlate meal kits. According to an Oct. 29 update from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the salmonella outbreak has caused illness across 37 states and Puerto Rico and hospitalized 157 individuals. It has so…

Ask the Expert Q&A: Manufacturing & Distribution Insurance

Ask the Expert Q&A: Manufacturing & Distribution Insurance

Supply chain difficulties and rising costs are among the top challenges currently facing the manufacturing and distribution industry. To learn more about Manufacturing & Distribution Insurance, Crain’s Content Studio spoke with Angela Tam, Vice President, Brokerage Manager, Burns & Wilcox, San Francisco, California. What is the greatest risk in the manufacturing and distribution industry today? A.T.: The supply chain interruption…

Semi-Truck Strikes Crane Resulting in Highway Construction Tragedy

Semi-Truck Strikes Crane Resulting in Highway Construction Tragedy

A road construction worker was tragically killed on I-94 in Michigan on Aug. 27 after a semi-truck struck the crane that the worker was operating. According to Michigan State Police, the worker was completing bridgework on an overpass near Paw Paw and had attempted to jump from the equipment before it was hit by the semi-truck. The worker died at…

Neutrogena, Aveeno Sunscreens Recalled After Carcinogen Found in Samples

Neutrogena, Aveeno Sunscreens Recalled After Carcinogen Found in Samples

A variety of Neutrogena and Aveeno sunscreen sprays are being recalled by Johnson & Johnson after trace amounts of benzene, a known carcinogen, were found in samples of the products. The voluntary recall announced July 14 affects five sunscreens that were distributed nationwide and packaged in aerosol cans. The company and the FDA are now investigating how the chemical might…

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