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17 Workers Sickened at Tennessee Metal Fabricater Plant
Officials say 17 workers at a Tennessee plant who complained of headaches and nausea are getting medical treatment. McMinn County Mayor John Gentry said the “exposure” incident happened Wednesday morning at the Mills Products plant in Athens. Media cited a …

POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2017 6:34 AM
Nation-State Believed Responsible for ‘Watershed’ Cyber Attack on Industrial Plant
Hackers likely working for a nation-state recently invaded the safety system of a critical infrastructure facility in a watershed attack that halted plant operations, according to cyber investigators and the firm whose software was targeted. FireEye Inc. disclosed the incident …

POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2017 6:00 AM
La Nina Expected to Linger All Winter
Looks like a potentially market-roiling La Nina will last through the new year, threatening to bring a colder, snowier winter to the northern U.S., drought to Latin America’s soybean-growing regions and rain to Australia’s coal mines. The odds of the …

POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2017 6:00 AM
Deadly London Tower Fire Sparks Development in U.S. of Safety Evaluation Tool
Six months after flames engulfed a London high-rise and sparked concerns about similarly-clad buildings around the world, a U.S.-based fire prevention group has developed a tool aimed at making buildings safer. The National Association of State Fire Marshals’ research foundation …

POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2017 6:00 AM
Insurer Settles Federal Suit With Defunct Tennessee Plant Over Unpaid Bills
A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit over $750,000 in unpaid utility bills at a shuttered Tennessee glass plant. The Kingsport Times News reports insurer North American Specialty sued Heritage Glass and its officers in Greeneville federal court …

POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2017 5:24 AM
Lockton Adds Former Marsh Exec Gillmon to Southeast Property Team
Lockton has added Brett Gillmon to its Property team as senior vice president. Gillmon will serve as a national resource working closely with the U.S. Property leader Mike Andler, and will provide service and property options for Lockton’s clients throughout …

POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2017 5:19 AM
Studies: Global Warming Tripled Likelihood of Harvey’s Deluge
Global warming’s fingerprints were all over the record rainfall from Hurricane Harvey this year, confirming what scientists suspected, according to new research discussed on Dec. 13 during the American Geophysical Union meeting in New Orleans. While scientists say man-made climate …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2017 5:52 PM
200 Homes Evacuated as South Dakota Wildfire Grows
Strong winds are fanning the flames of a growing wildfire in South Dakota, pushing the fire beyond the borders of the Custer State Park and prompting new evacuations. Custer County Emergency Management director Mike Carter said Wednesday that residents of …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2017 5:47 PM
WCRI: Michigan Medical Payments per Work Comp Claim Relatively Low
Medical payments per workers’ compensation claim in Michigan were among the lowest of 18 state workers’ compensation systems analyzed in a new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The study, CompScope Medical Benchmarks for Michigan, 18th Edition, examined …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2017 5:43 PM
Illinois’ Olsick & Company Insurance Agency Joins Keystone
Olsick & Company Insurance, located in Willowbrook, Illinois, has joined Keystone Insurers Group (Keystone), the companies announced. The agency is Keystone’s 18th partner in Illinois. The announcement was made jointly by Olsick President Bryan Olsick and Keystone’s State Vice President …

POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2017 5:36 PM

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