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23 07, 2021

Miami-Dade’s Unsafe Structures Board Frustrated by Delays

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MIAMI (AP) — Miami-Dade County’s Unsafe Structures Board is under pressure to speed up the process for reviewing problematic structures following the collapse of the Champlain Towers South a month ago. Before the tower collapsed June 24, the county board …

23 07, 2021

All 14 Workers Lost in Tunnel Flood in China Confirmed Dead

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BEIJING (AP) — The bodies of all 14 workers trapped when a tunnel under construction was flooded last week have been recovered, authorities in southern China said Thursday. A brief statement on the Zhuhai city government’s social media site gave …

23 07, 2021

Western Wildfires: California Blaze Crosses into Nevada

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GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — A Northern California wildfire crossed into Nevada, prompting new evacuations, but better weather has been helping crews battling the nation’s largest blaze in southern Oregon. The Tamarack Fire south of Lake Tahoe had burned more than …

23 07, 2021

PG&E will Spend at Least $15 Billion Burying Power Lines

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SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric plans to bury 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometers) of its power lines in an effort to prevent its fraying grid from sparking wildfires when electrical equipment collides with millions of trees and …

16 07, 2021

Uber to Share Sexual Assault Claims Data on Website in Deal with California Regulator

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Uber Technologies Inc. on Thursday reached a preliminary agreement with a California regulator for sharing data on sexual assault and harassment claims on its platform while protecting victims’ privacy and avoiding a $59 million fine. Under the proposal outlined in …

16 07, 2021

U.S. Offers Rewards Up to $10M for Tips; Launches ‘Stop Ransomware’ Website

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The State Department will offer rewards up to $10 million for information leading to the identification of anyone engaged in foreign state-sanctioned malicious cyber activity against critical U.S. infrastructure — including ransomware attacks — and the White House has launched …

16 07, 2021

Insurers Expect 2021 to Be Costly as Germany Reels from Flood Catastrophe

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Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged swift help backed by “all the power of the state” for people affected by devastating flooding in western Germany, where at least 42 people have died and dozens are missing. Following heavy rain Wednesday night into …

16 07, 2021

Florida Judge Approves Sale of Property Where Collapsed Surfside Condo Stood

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A Florida judge on Wednesday approved the sale of the oceanfront property where a collapsed Florida condominium building once stood, with proceeds intended to benefit victims of the deadly disaster. At a hearing, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman ordered that …

16 07, 2021

Sedgwick Acquires Maritime Claims Firm Nautilus

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Global claims services firm Sedgwick recently acquired the assets of Nautilus Investigations, a South Florida-based firm with a specialty in maritime claims, incidents and casualties, particularly yachts and personal watercraft. Nautilus adjusts and investigates all types of marine incidents, serving …

9 07, 2021

Viewpoint: Toxic Exposures in Structure Fire Settings Can Endanger Adjusters

By | July 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Viewpoint: Toxic Exposures in Structure Fire Settings Can Endanger Adjusters

After a structure fire, insurance adjusters are often on scene within 24 hours to meet with their insureds, assess the damages, and begin writing their estimates of repairs. However, what most property claims adjusters don’t realize is that fire damaged …