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Crystal & Company Names Price a Director, Specialty Products Group

Sarah Price has been named a director in Houston-based Crystal & Company’s Specialty Products Group. She specializes in placing complex environmental insurance programs. Price has 18 years of experience in partnering with public and private organizations to provide alternative solutions …

Thomas Joins Insgroup’s Employee Benefits Practice in Houston

Insgroup Inc. has added Timothy Thomas as a vice president in its Employee Benefits Practice in Houston. Thomas brings over 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry in both employee benefits and property/casualty insurance. Most recently, Thomas was a senior …

Railroad Sued by Injured Former Employee after Arkansas Wreck

A railroad company is being sued by a former employee who says his injuries from a 2014 train wreck in northwest Arkansas were caused by poor and unsafe work conditions. The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that former Arkansas and Missouri …

Contractor Cuts Texas Oil Pipeline; 1,200 Barrels of Crude Spilled

Authorities say about 50,000 gallons of crude oil spilled after a contractor accidentally cut an underground pipeline in Central Texas. A spokesman for Magellan Midstream Partners, Bruce Heine, says the contractor was conducting maintenance on July 13 in the morning …

Earthquakes Rumble Central Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey says several earthquakes struck central Oklahoma in the morning on July 14, including one with a preliminary magnitude of 4.2. State and local emergency management officials said there have been no reports of injury or damage …

Langlinais Joins Crystal & Company in Houston Risk Control Unit

Crystal & Company has hired Steven Langlinais as a director in its Risk Control department. He is based in Houston. Langlinais will focus on analyzing clients’ workplaces and developing their safety management systems to control risk and help eliminate hazards. …

ICT Honors Haigood with Raymond Mauk Award

The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) awarded Lyndell Haigood, former regional vice-president for governmental relations at State Auto, with the 2017 Raymond Mauk Leadership Award. Haigood is the 20th recipient of the award, which was presented in Austin at ICT’s …

House Joins Crystal & Company’s Energy Team in Houston

Crystal & Company has hired David House is an executive director within its National Sales and Marketing department, responsible for growing and managing a broad range of upstream, midstream, and downstream domestic and foreign energy companies. He is based in …

Feds Fine Exxon $165K over Explosion, Worker Injuries Louisiana Oil Refinery

ExxonMobil Corp. has been fined about $165,000 by U.S. regulators for safety lapses including inadequate training and equipment maintenance over an explosion that injured four workers at an aging Baton Rouge, Louisiana, refinery last year. U.S. Occupational Safety and Health …

Texas E&S Broker McClelland & Hine Promotes Barnes and Hine

San Antonio-based managing general agent and excess and surplus (E&S) lines broker, McClelland and Hine Inc. (MHI), has promoted Lisa Barnes to the position of chief operating officer, and named Amicia Hine president and chief executive officer. Barnes, who holds …

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