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Company Fined $1M in Double Fatality at Colorado Silver Mine

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration imposed a roughly $1 million fine following an investigation into the deaths of two miners at Revenue Mine in Colorado on Nov. 17, 2013. The underground silver ore mine, located …

New York’s Pace University Holds Disaster Preparedness Conference

Pace University in New York City held a conference Monday titled “Summit on Resilience: The Next Storm.” The event brought together corporate and foundation leaders and government representatives, providing a forum for discussion on lessons from Superstorm Sandy and strengthening …

William Gallagher in Boston Promotes Sharkey to Executive VP

William Gallagher Associates (WGA) in Boston promoted Jennifer Sharkey to executive vice president from senior vice president. As leader of the firm’s ExecutiveRisk Practice, Sharkey is responsible for the strategic leadership in this practice area, overseeing the firm’s relationships and …

Remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo Bring Rain, Wind to Europe

The remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo battered Ireland and the United Kingdom with locally damaging winds and downpours on Monday night and Tuesday. Widespread wind gusts of 65 to 90 kph (40 to 55 mph) were reported across Ireland and the …

Maximum Adds E&S Sales Teams in Chicago, Florida

Maximum, an independent, Chicago, Ill.-based excess and surplus lines wholesale distributor, announced further expansion to its sales team. Chicago additions include Patrick O’Donoghue to the professional practice and Chrissy Fisher to the casualty practice. Heather Hudson, in the Daytona Beach, …

Zurich Employees Volunteering for Home Rebuild Program in New York

Zurich North America said its employee volunteers will join St. Bernard Project, a nonprofit disaster recovery group based in New Orleans, for an around-the-clock, 24-hour home rebuilding project in Rockaway, New York, on the two-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. Volunteers …

Ebola Monitoring in Texas Expires for Some

About 120 people are now being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may have had contact with one of the three people in Dallas who had the disease, Texas health officials said. Officials said 43 of 48 people …

Court: U. of Louisiana System Did not Breach Contract in Firing Coach

The state’s high court has ruled that the University of Louisiana System and its Lafayette campus did not breach a former head football coach’s contract when he was fired. The state Supreme Court ruling reverses the 1st Circuit Court of …

Record Aviation Claims Driving Up Premiums

Insurers worldwide are going to have to pay up to a record $800 million to cover the damage done by attacks on airplanes this year, driving prices up and drawing rivals into the market. The hefty bill dwarfs the $60-$90 …

Jury Finds Texas Windstorm Insurer Adequately Paid City for Ike Claims

Texas’ wind and hail insurer of last resort in coastal areas announced that a judgment has been entered in its favor in a lawsuit brought by League City in Southeast Texas. The judgment signed on Oct. 16, 2014, by Presiding …

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