Construction News

Washington Construction Firm Fined More than $200K for Safety Violations

A Puyallup, Wash. construction company faces a large fine for numerous repeated safety violations that exposed workers to potential falls and other hazards at a residential construction site in Olympia, according to the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. …

Gnarly Oregon Winter Puts Breaks on Bend Construction Boom

Central Oregon’s historic cold temperatures and record snowfalls this winter are hurting Bend’s booming construction sector. The Bulletin newspaper reported Sunday that many building projects – from single-family homes to large commercial projects – are running up to three months …

Chubb Taps Allied World’s Müller as Property & Technical Lines Director, Europe

Chubb has appointed Alf Müller to the role of Property and Technical Lines director for Continental Europe, as it continues to evolve its client offering in the property, power generation (powergen) and construction insurance markets. In his new role, Müller …

Record Construction Pace in South Dakota’s Sioux Falls Not Easing

The record pace of construction in Sioux Falls isn’t letting up. The Argus Leader reported that the city has permitted $573.4 million in construction through September, up from $546 million over the same period last year. The city has permitted …

Las Vegas Scaffolding Collapse Kills Construction Worker

Officials say a Las Vegas construction worker has died after a scaffolding collapse. Las Vegas Fire & Rescue says the scaffolding collapsed at a Tivoli Village construction site on Monday afternoon. One man fell with the scaffolding and was pronounced …

California Jury Awards $16.3M to Family of Construction Worker

A Los Angeles jury has awarded $16.3 million to the family of a construction worker who fell to his death at a wastewater treatment plant. City News Service says the Superior Court panel this week found for Rosa Gonzalez and …

Travelers & Novae Join Lloyd’s Construction Consortium; Capacity Rises to $320M

Two insurers, Travelers and Novae, have joined the Construction Consortium at Lloyd’s to offer greatly increased underwriting capacity for the largest construction risks in the world across all major onshore construction and engineering risk categories. The consortium was launched in …

Novae Launches Construction Unit with Appointment of Cross

Novae Group plc, the specialist listed Lloyd’s insurer, announced that Steve Cross has joined as unit head – construction. He is based in London and reports to Stuart Heath, divisional head of property. Cross joins from CNA Hardy where he …

London-Based Brit Opens Singapore Office, Operating via Lloyd’s Platform

Brit Ltd., the London-based specialty insurer, has opened an office in Singapore, which will begin operations on March 1 via the Lloyd’s Singapore platform. Brit has received approval to begin underwriting from both Lloyd’s and the Monetary Authority of Singapore …

Oregon Wife Files $7.9M Suit After Husband Crushed by Dump Truck

A Medford, Ore. woman has filed a lawsuit against two construction companies after he husband was crushed to death by a dump truck in a construction area on Interstate 5 near Cottage Grove. The Mail Tribune reported that Karee Battenfield …