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Texas DOT Report: Crashed Oklahoma School Bus Was Traveling Too Fast
An Oklahoma school bus that hydroplaned on a wet road and crashed in Central Texas last month, injuring nearly everyone on board, was traveling at an unsafe speed for the conditions, according to a Texas Department of Transportation report. The …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 7:41 PM
Louisiana Contractor Awarded $62M in Fertilizer Plant Lawsuit
A federal jury has awarded a Louisiana mechanical contractor hired to help build a fertilizer plant in southeast Iowa $62.4 million after concluding the fertilizer plant’s general contractor defaulted on a contract. Court documents show the jury found Orascom E&C …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 4:14 PM
Barge-Mounted Crane Hits Louisiana Bridge; Closing it for Months
A barge-mounted crane has slammed into a Louisiana bridge, shuttering a travel artery for what Louisiana officials say will be at least a few months. Operators for Marquette Transportation hit the Sunshine Bridge at Donaldsonville early Friday morning, The Advocate …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 4:04 PM
Fiery Indiana Freight Derailment Blamed on Buckled Track
Officials say a buckled stretch of track is believed to have caused a fiery freight train derailment in southwestern Indiana that belched black smoke into the sky and forced the evacuation of nearby homes. The Evansville Courier & Press reports …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 4:00 PM
Nebraska City Sues Owner of Grain Elevator That Exploded
South Sioux City, Nebraska, has sued the owner of the grain elevator that exploded earlier this year. The lawsuit against Andersen Farms Inc. and Bryce Andersen was filed last week in Dakota County District Court. It seeks reimbursement of more …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 3:58 PM
Firefighters Sue Southern California Gas Company Over Toxic Leak
Firefighters who worked in and around the site of a massive natural gas leak have sued the Southern California Gas Co., saying the utility knowingly let them be exposed to dangerous levels of toxic chemicals. A blowout in a well …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 2:47 PM
Penniall’s Integrity and Creativity Highlighted in Monarch’s Knightly Ads
Don Penniall beat “dilly-dilly” to the punch a long time ago. Penniall was a creative, well-liked insurance professional who had the fortitude to launch his own firm later in life, those who remember him say. Penniall died on Sept. 23, …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 2:41 PM
California Says Judge Who Said Coffee Needs Cancer Warning is Biased
California said a state judge who earlier this year ruled that coffee requires a cancer warning is too biased to oversee a new lawsuit that challenges the state’s proposal to exempt the beverage from the requirement. The California Office of …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 2:29 PM
Virginia’s Prosper Insurance Company to Expand Headquarters, Add 75 Jobs
Prosper Insurance Company has announced it will expand from its 6,000-square-foot headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va. The corporate investment is expected to be $750,000 with the buildout, furniture, fixtures and equipment. Prosper Insurance also said it anticipates growing from its …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 1:39 PM
Everest Insurance Hires Pollert in New York City
Everest Insurance has hired Bill Pollert to its Marketing and Distribution team as a director in the East region. Pollert joins Everest Insurance from Marsh USA, where he worked for the last fourteen years and most recently served as senior …

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2018 1:35 PM

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