NATL. - Alliant Launches Specialty Subsidiary for Complex Risks
Alliant Insurance Services announced the launch of subsidiary, called Imperium Consulting Group, that will work with clients to better manage commercial risks, and resolve complex claims and disputes.
Colin A. Daigle
Imperium, located in Columbia, Maryland, will employ engineers, forensic schedulers and accountants with experience in construction, government contracts and commercial contractual disputes. Alliant said. The subsidiary will also provide insurance claims preparation services and recovery strategies related to property damage, business interruption, surety, subcontractor defaul...
FL - Bridge Collapse That Killed Worker Brings $86K in OSHA Penalties
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The collapse of a pedestrian bridge in March that killed an employee and injured five others at Florida International University spawned a total of $86,658 in proposed penalties by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
National Transportation Safety Board inspectors at the scene of the bridge collapse.
OSHA issued seven citations to five companies involved in construction of the bridge at the Miami university:
Figg Bridge Engineers Inc., a civil and structural engineering company, $12,934.
Network Engineering Services Inc. (doing business as Bo...
GA - Peanut Processor Facing $309K in OSHA Penalties
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A Georgia peanut processor faces $309,505 in penalties after it flunked a re-inspection by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
OSHA cited Great Southern Peanut LLC for failing to develop and implement procedures for confined space entry; train employees on confined space hazards; reduce compressed air to the required level; and meet record-keeping requirements.
The company was also placed in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program.
“This employer failed to adhere to the terms of a formal agreement to correct workplace hazards identified in a previous ...
OK - DOI, NCCI Host WC Seminars Oct. 9-10
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The Oklahoma Insurance Department and the National Council on Compensation Insurance will host back-to-back seminars next month to update stakeholders on changes in the industry, including legislation and regulation.
The department offers the State Advisory Forum on Oct. 9 in Tulsa. The forum will be from 9-11 a.m. at the Marriott Tulsa Hotel Southern Hills.
On Oct. 10, NCCI will host a similar event in Oklahoma City. The forum will be from 9 -11 a.m. at the Embassy Suites Downtown.
“These forums help workers’ compensation professionals better serve their industry and their...
NJ - NJCRIB Announces New Fines for Late Submissions
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The New Jersey Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau has revised its fines for late financial data submissions, the agency announced Wednesday.
Currently, the bureau charges $5,000 per company for data that is less than two weeks late, and $10,000 per company for data that is more than two weeks past due. Starting in 2019, the bureau will switch to a more-graduated fine schedule:
$150 per day for the first five business days past the due date.
$250 per day for the next 10 business days.
$1,000 per day for the next 25 business days.
$2,500 per day for the remaining days unt...