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Trending Intel: July 2022

Trending Intel: July 2022

Below we highlight the top 5 trending intel topics in July 2022.   1. Property & Casualty Overview & Outlook Commercial Property, Cyber Liability and Coastal Properties Watch as our experts discuss the Property & Casualty market as we begin the third quarter of 2022. This panel discussion included insights into…

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 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

$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…

Ask the Expert Q&A: Restaurant Hospitality Insurance

Ask the Expert Q&A: Restaurant Hospitality Insurance

Businesses in the hospitality industry face a variety of property and liability risks. To learn more about these challenges and the corresponding insurance solutions, Crain’s Content Studio spoke with Bonnie Steen, Vice President, Managing Director, Burns & Wilcox, New Orleans, Louisiana. What are some of the greatest risks today for restaurant hospitality businesses? B.S.: From a property standpoint, one of…

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…

Restaurant & Bar Insurance Market Overview

Restaurant & Bar Insurance Market Overview

Rising premiums, decreased capacity, an enhanced focus on details and fallout from labor shortages are the main trends facing clients requiring Restaurant & Bar Insurance more than halfway through 2021. A hard market that first began in 2018 accelerated during the first several months of the pandemic, with tens of thousands of restaurants and bars around North America closing either…

Restaurants & Bars Insurance Coverage

Restaurants & Bars Insurance Coverage

In this webinar, our experts joined for a discussion on Restaurants and Bars, including: state of the industry, current insurance market conditions, tips for brokers and agents, and specialty solutions. https://vimeo.com/605080138/4da76097ec

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…

Restaurant Labor Shortages Strain Recovery Efforts, Escalate Risks

Restaurant Labor Shortages Strain Recovery Efforts, Escalate Risks

Despite moderately increased sales and rising consumer confidence in the safety of dining out, restaurants in the U.S. and Canada are still facing a major hurdle in their efforts to reopen: they do not have enough workers. Restaurants employed 1.5 million fewer workers in May of this year compared to pre-pandemic levels, TIME magazine recently reported, and one survey found…

Workers Injured as Metal Beams Fall ‘Like Dominoes’ at Construction Site

Workers Injured as Metal Beams Fall ‘Like Dominoes’ at Construction Site

Two workers narrowly avoided serious injuries after being thrown from horizontal metal beams at a construction site on the Boston University campus May 14. The accident happened when a steel column fell to the side, causing the adjacent beams to topple “like dominoes” and partially collapse the steel frame of what is slated to become a 13-story data sciences building…

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