Risk Services

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Summer Recreation Tragedies Show Elements of Risk

Earlier this summer in Daytona Beach, Florida, two roller coaster riders fell 17 feet resulting in severe injuries when a car derailed due to excessive speed. An investigation showed the derailment was likely the result of the initial design of the roller coaster in combination with wear and multiple strains. Nearly a month ago, a…

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800-Pound Boulder Tragedy a Reminder of Risk in Transporting Goods

When transporting items commercially, securing your cargo properly could be the difference between life and death. A mother and daughter were tragically killed this month in Minnesota after an 800-pound boulder fell off a truck and struck their car, according to police. This tragedy – and others that do not involve loss of life –…

Strengthening Relationships with Risk Management

Brokers and agents often encounter clients whose businesses expose them to particularly complex and dynamic risks—placing them outside of the standard market appetite. When faced with the challenge of a hard-to-place risk, brokers must understand the exposures their clients face, turn to trusted partners to create tailored coverage solutions, and know the mitigating actions clients…

Getting Educated on Construction and Trenching Safety Can Protect Clients

In April 2017, the Atlantic Drain Service Co. was cited for 18 violations when a 12-foot-deep trench collapsed, killing two workers after breaking an adjacent fire hydrant supply line and filling the trench with water in a matter of seconds.1 From this unfortunate instance, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) found that the employer did…