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New York Construction Sites Show Spike in Work-Related Injuries

New York Construction Sites Show Spike in Work-Related Injuries

Work-related fatalities at New York City building construction sites reached their lowest point in almost 10 years in 2023, according to new data from the city, but work-related injuries increased 25%, Safety+Health magazine reported on May 23. The Department of Buildings\' annual Construction Safety Report indicated that there were 841 building construction-related incidents, 692 injuries and…

Popular Chain Restaurant Facing Liquor Violations After Serving Customer 18 Shots Before Crash

Popular Chain Restaurant Facing Liquor Violations After Serving Customer 18 Shots Before Crash

The liquor license of a Kelseys Original Roadhouse franchise in Huntsville, Ontario, was recently suspended over allegations that staff overserved alcohol to a customer before a fatal car crash. On Feb. 14, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario announced the 60-day suspension based on alleged liquor license violations stemming from a Nov. 4, 2022, incident in which a customer…

P&C Report: 2024 Forecast

P&C Report: 2024 Forecast

Many of the primary factors that influenced the status of the Property & Casualty (P&C) market in 2023 are likely to remain in 2024. We continue to operate in a comparatively hard environment marked by rising but moderating rates on some lines of business, where it is often necessary to layer available capacity that includes carefully worded terms and conditions…

Builders, Homeowners Strained as Construction Costs Continue to Rise

Builders, Homeowners Strained as Construction Costs Continue to Rise

Home building costs are continuing to rise in the U.S. and Canada. In San Jose, California, construction costs have reached record highs as builders deal with increased costs and high interest rates, Newsweek recently reported. Many would-be homeowners are priced out of the market, while some home builders have turned to designing smaller houses so more buyers can afford them.…

Ask the Expert Q&A: Hospitality Insurance

Ask the Expert Q&A: Hospitality Insurance

From altercations between patrons to overserving alcohol, bars and restaurants face a number of risks that could lead to costly liability claims. To learn more about the risks and insurance solutions in the hospitality industry, Crain’s Content Studio spoke with Connor Farquharson, Manager, Commercial Insurance, Burns & Wilcox, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. What are some of the greatest risks in the…

Man Sues Olive Garden Claiming Injury, Anguish After Finding Rodent Part in Soup

Man Sues Olive Garden Claiming Injury, Anguish After Finding Rodent Part in Soup

A man is taking legal action against the popular restaurant chain Olive Garden after alleging that he found a rat\'s foot in a spoonful of his minestrone soup during a March visit to the eatery’s Warren, Michigan, location. According to the lawsuit, the foot injured the inside of the diner’s mouth and caused him to get physically ill. [lgc_column grid=\"50\"…

Crane Accident Causes Injuries, Strikes Nearby Building

Crane Accident Causes Injuries, Strikes Nearby Building

A construction crane accident in New York City tragically injured 11 individuals and shut down traffic July 26 after the crane burst into flames 45 stories above ground. The top portion of the crane, which was lifting 16 tons of concrete at the time as it worked on a 54-story building in Midtown Manhattan, struck a neighboring building as it…

Ask the Expert Q&A: Construction Insurance

Ask the Expert Q&A: Construction Insurance

As cranes and scaffolding dominate skylines in major cities across the U.S., it is clear that the construction industry is bustling in many areas. To learn how Construction Insurance helps protect construction companies, Crain’s Content Studio spoke with Nicholas Freeman, Associate Managing Director, Broker, Casualty, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, North Dallas, Texas. What are the greatest risks in the construction…

Contractors Professional Liability Market Overview

Contractors Professional Liability Market Overview

The state of the professional liability market for contractors includes both challenges and opportunities. While the market is generally stable, there has been a recent increase in the severity of claims which has increased the costs of settling them. Today claims regularly take one year or longer to finalize. Added pressure is placed on the market in the form of…

The Increasing Professional Liability Exposures of Contractors

The Increasing Professional Liability Exposures of Contractors

From large general contractors to small specialty contractors, the construction landscape is changing. During this webinar, we gathered to discuss how these changes in design-build and specialty areas can increase your clients\' exposures, along with tips on how to mitigate these risks. https://vimeo.com/811031674/e202360f8c

Concrete Slab Falls from Apartment Building Construction Site, Injuring Pedestrian

Concrete Slab Falls from Apartment Building Construction Site, Injuring Pedestrian

A 30-year-old woman was sent to the hospital and listed in critical condition after a concrete slab from an apartment building facade broke off and struck her in the head while she walked down the sidewalk in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in early February. Contractors were reportedly working on the building when the concrete slab and debris fell from about two stories…

The State of the Hospitality Market

The State of the Hospitality Market

During this webinar, our experts met for a discussion on the state of the Hospitality Insurance market and the residual effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the resurgence of business, and tips for agents and brokers. Featured Experts: Bonnie Steen, Vice President, Managing Director, Burns & Wilcox, New Orleans, LA Barry Whitton, Managing Director, Broker, Property, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, Atlanta,…

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