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NTSB Finds Limo Owner Evaded Safety Rules Before Fatal New York Crash

The owner of the stretched limousine that crashed and killed 20 people in upstate New York repeatedly changed the listed number of seats in the vehicle and took other steps to avoid safety regulations, according to documents released Wednesday by …

N.Y. Limo Drivers Face New Safety Rules After Deadly 2018 Crash

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and leaders of the state legislature have agreed on a package of limousine-safety laws that would create a new driver’s license for operators, require seat belts, ban defective vehicles from the road and increase penalties …

Families of New York Crash Victims Demand Tougher Limousine Laws

Parents of people killed in recent limousine crashes in New York have urged legislators to pass tougher safety regulations. Several provided tearful testimony at a legislative hearing Thursday in Albany. They called for stronger limo inspection rules; seat belts and …

New Report Says New York Construction Fatalities Rising

A new report says construction deaths in New York state hit a 14-year high in 2016. The study issued Wednesday by the union-backed New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health found that 71 workers died in construction-related accidents in …

Senator Wants Tougher Rules for Double-Decker Tour Buses in New York City

A lawmaker is raising concerns about double-decker sightseeing buses in New York City, saying Monday that tougher regulations are needed to protect tourists, pedestrians and motorists on the busy streets of the nation’s largest city. Democratic state Sen. Brad Hoylman, …

Consumer Groups Fear Weaker Safety, Privacy Rules Under U.S.-EU Trade Pact

U.S. consumer groups plan to raise concerns on Wednesday about a proposed free trade agreement between the United States and the European Union, which they fear could weaken important government health, environmental and food safety regulations and undermine privacy on …

CHP Posts Rules for Motorcycle Lane-Splitting

The California Highway Patrol and other statewide traffic safety groups have created a set of written guidelines on motorcycle “lane-splitting,” the at-times hair-splitting maneuver that allows riders to legally pass vehicles in adjacent lanes by driving between them. While California …

Atypical P/C Executive: Chartis CEO Hancock on Fear, Regulation, Science and More

The keynote speaker told the professional liability insurance underwriters that regulation is not the enemy of business growth, the plaintiffs’ bar is their ally, deleveraging of financial institutions is a good thing, financial firms have not learned the lessons of …

New York Law Requires Risk Reports by Group Homes

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a law requiring that group homes and other private facilities licensed by the state to house juvenile delinquents assess workplace safety, record violent incidents and take preventive steps. It takes effect in January. …

Michigan Senate Approves Bill Banning Mandatory Ergonomics Rules

The Michigan Senate has approved a bill that would prevent administrative rules mandating workplace ergonomics rules. The bill from Republican Sen. Rick Jones of Grand Ledge was approved by a 25-12 vote last Thursday and now heads to the House. …