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Police, Regulators Target Pennsylvania Businesses Flouting Wolf Shutdown

Police and state regulators are cracking down on a handful of Pennsylvania businesses that are supposed to remain shut down during the pandemic but have instead thrown open their doors. Small business owners have protested Governor Tom Wolf’s closure of …

Washington Fines Contractor for Blasting Violations, Worker Safety Issues

A reportedly unsafe blasting operation in Spokane, Wash., that put workers and the public at risk has resulted in an Idaho-based drilling company losing its license to perform similar work in Washington. The Washington Department of Labor & Industries has …

Washington Commissioner Fined Carriers, Producers and Others $724K in June

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler disciplined and issued fines in July totaling $724,000 against insurance companies, agents and brokers and others who violated state insurance regulations. Following are the names and fines provided by Kreidler’s office: Insurance companies Molina Healthcare …

Washington Fines Insurance Providers, Including T-Mobile, for Illegal Rebates

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler issued fines in July totaling $115,050 against insurance companies, agents and brokers for reported violations of state insurance regulations. The alleged violators and their reported violations include: Agents and brokers T-Mobile USA Inc., Bellevue; fined …

Construction Firm Disputes OSHA in Work at New Hampshire Power Plant

A construction company says it will challenge violations and nearly $330,000 in fines proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration over possible mercury exposure at Eversource’s Schiller Station in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Connecticut-based Manafort Brothers Inc. began mercury and …

Washington Insurance Commissioner Fines State Farm, Others

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler issued fines in January totaling $15,000 against insurance companies, agents and brokers for violating state insurance regulations. Following are the entities, the fines and Kreidler’s reasoning for issuing those fines: State Farm Fire & Casualty …

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. …

North Dakota Fines Blue Cross $60K for Claims, Underwriting Violations

North Dakota’s insurance department has levied a $60,000 fine against the state’s largest health insurer for violating state law. Noridian Mutual Insurance Co. does business as Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota. Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm says a state …

Washington Commissioner Disciplines Insurers, Producers

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler in September disciplined several insurance companies, agents and brokers who violated state insurance regulations. Following are the names of the parties, their locations and the violations the Office of the Insurance Commissioner reported to have …

Missouri Company Fined $100K for Federal Safety Violations

A St. Louis County construction company faces more than $100,000 in fines after a federal agency investigating a serious workplace injury found multiple safety violations. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it found 11 workplace violations at Gershenson …