- Four people were injured after an oil tank explosion near the small town of Norris City, IL, east of Rend Lake. The White County Sheriff’s Department said workers were wielding on a tank next to a truck when the tank exploded in a field which led to a large fire. Two people were critically burned and were flown by LifeFlight to a special burn unit in Louisville, KY. Two people were taken by ambulance to a local hospital. The fire is now out. Firefighters from multiple local departments battled the blaze. Norris City is east of the town of Benton, IL which is near I-57 and IL Rt. 14, and southeast of Mount Vernon.
Thursday, July 26, 2012 - A bus fire created a traffic headache for drivers trying to head east on Interstate-4 on Sunday morning through the afternoon. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the bus with no passengers aboard caught fire around 11:30 a.m near the Auburndale / Polk Parkway’s eastern-most exit. The eastbound lanes were shut down for several hours as crews put out the fire and worked to get the bus off the interstate. The roadway was reopened later Sunday afternoon.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Business Insurance - Workers compensation is the exclusive remedy for the widow of an auto dealership employee killed on the job while working as a “borrowed employee” at an affiliated business, according to an Illinois appellate court. Milovan Prodanic was a maintenance worker and driver for Grossinger Chevrolet in Palatine, Ill., court records show. In 2008, Mr. Prodanic was sent by Grossinger to repair an overhead garage door at Grossinger City Autocorp Inc. in Chicago, a Toyota dealership with the same owners as Mr. Prodanic’s employer.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - A Chinese truck driver narrowly avoided death after he was left hanging upside down from the edge of a bridge after his lorry flipped over. Dong Yinan, was travelling through Xuanma town in China’s Gansu province when his truck flipped over as it crashed through a bridge barricade. His leg became trapped between the bridge and the lorry, as he held onto ropes while rescue services arrived. After a three hour operation, he was safely pulled back to safe ground and is now recovering in hospital.
Monday, July 23, 2012 - A northeast Ohio woman whose scalp was ripped away in a workplace machine accident has been released from a hospital and says she’s counting her blessings. The incident occurred nearly three weeks ago as Monica Thayer was clearing out a machine at a manufacturing plant in Barberton, outside of Akron. The 25-year-old Norton woman tells WEWS-TV she felt a tug on her ponytail and screamed for help from a co-worker, who stopped the machine.
Monday, July 23, 2012 - A raging six-alarm blaze on a sweltering night left 28 firefighters injured Wednesday after driving residents from their burned-out apartments near Yankee Stadium. The rooftop fire at 975 Walton Ave. shot flames into the night sky for nearly four hours before more than 200 firefighters tamed the blaze around 4 a.m. Three residents of the Bronx building were also injured as the FDNY battled both the blaze and the sticky weather. About 40 residents sat in a park across the street later Wednesday, waiting for word on their homes.
Thursday, July 19, 2012 - A Queens construction worker survived a five-story plunge down a shaft at a Fordham University building near Lincoln Center on Monday, but fractured his spine, leg and a few ribs in the fall. Anastassios (Tommy) Intzeyiannis, 41, was in critical condition after tumbling from the the new law school structure on W. 62nd about 11 a.m., cops said. He had surgery to control internal bleeding and has since stabilized, his family said.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Insurance Journal - Every year, errors and omissions (E&O) claims arising out of the placement of workers’ compensation account for approximately 10 percent of all claims. Many of those workers’ comp claims are well in excess of $100,000. Details of those claims show that there are several areas where “errors” can occur.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Business Insurance - Every performer worries about wardrobe malfunctions causing embarrassment, but Katy Perry’s insurers are worried certain parts of her on-stage costumes could cause permanent injuries, according to the London Evening Standard. Insurers have become particularly concerned with the mechanized, spinning peppermint candies attached to one of Ms. Perry’s bras, which the singer can be seen wearing in several scenes of her new film, “Katy Perry: Part of Me.” According to the Evening Standard, Ms. Perry’s hair has a tendency to get caught in the bra’s motors.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Insurance Journal - Workers’ compensation claim frequency declined slightly in 2011, by a modest one percent, after increasing in 2010 for the first time in more than a decade. According to the industry’s rating and statistical organization NCCI Holdings, frequency declined in 2011 for all industry groups, geographic regions, employer sizes and claim types. Percentage frequency declines were relatively consistent by type of injury. Claim frequency for workers compensation injuries increased three percent in 2010, which was the first increase since 1997.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Claims Yellow Pages

Active Users: 3442