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Two Workers Die After Being Trapped in Ohio Grain Silo

A shipping business in Ohio says two workers died after they were trapped in a silo filled with grain. The workers became trapped Friday morning inside the silo operated by The Andersons in Toledo. A Toledo fire department spokesman says …

Botti Promoted to Assistant Fleet Underwriter at J.M. Wilson in Michigan

J.M. Wilson has promoted Stephen Botti to assistant fleet underwriter in its Portage, Michigan, office. Botti is responsible for assisting underwriters on a wide variety of commercial transportation risks, as well as quoting new and renewal business, corresponding with carrier …

Assurance Names Schwarz VP in Employee Benefits Unit

Chicago-based insurance brokerage, Assurance, has added Abby Schwarz as a vice president in the Employee Benefits division. Schwarz brings over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. Before joining Assurance, she worked at a leading global management consulting firm …

$47M Settlement Reached Over Deadly 2017 St. Louis Boiler Explosion

A $47 million settlement has been reached in an explosion that launched a van-sized boiler through the roof a St. Louis box company and onto a nearby laundry business, killing four people and injuring three more. The Simon Law Firm …

Bayer May Have Home Advantage in St. Louis Roundup Cancer Trial

Bayer AG, facing an upcoming trial in St. Louis over allegations that its Roundup weed killer causes cancer, has recruited Missouri-based expert witnesses to make its case in a place where it has century-old roots but where juries often hit …

U.S. Criminally Charges Ohio Opioid Distributor with Profiting from Epidemic

An Ohio drug wholesale distributor and two former executives on Thursday were charged with profiting from the U.S. opioid epidemic by selling millions of pills despite signs the addictive drugs were being misused. Federal prosecutors in Cincinnati charged Miami-Luken Inc. …

Method Insurance Brings Specialty Workers’ Comp Program to Illinois

Method Insurance Service is expanding and offering its specialty workers’ compensation program for underserved high-hazard, debit mod, mid-market risks in Illinois. Method is a program administrator for Service American Indemnity Company and now offers workers’ comp in 16 states focused …

Illinois Medical Instrument Sterilization Plant to Reopen with Emission Control Equipment

The operator of a closed suburban Chicago plant where medical instruments were sterilized with a cancer-causing chemical has reached an agreement with the state of Illinois that will allow the plant to reopen, both sides announced on July 12. Attorney …

PTSD Coverage for First Responders Left Out of Ohio Workers’ Comp Budget

Lawmakers have approved a two-year budget for Ohio’s insurance fund for injured workers after missing the initial deadline at the end of June and covering the gap with a temporary budget. The nearly $645 million funding measure for the Bureau …

Arthur J. Gallagher Acquires DPI Benefits in Kansas

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired Manhattan, Kansas-based Darrell Phillips Inc., dba DPI Benefits. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Operating since 2008, DPI Benefits is an independent benefits broker and consultant offering qualified retirement plans and group …

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