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Undocumented Workers Face Dangerous Work Hazards

Illegal immigrants don’t hold the most dangerous jobs in America. That kind of work pays a decent wage for the risk to life and limb, and undocumented workers are barred from those jobs. Yet there is plenty of hazard, risk …

Before and After: National Corvette Museum

On Feb. 12, 2014, the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., experienced the unthinkable. A sinkhole measuring 40 feet across and 60 feet deep developed inside the museum swallowing eight Corvettes. The before photo shows two cars on display …

Computer Program Could Help Spot Pain Fakers

A joint study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, the University at Buffalo, and the University of Toronto has found that a computer vision system can distinguish between real or faked expressions of pain more accurately than …

Property Claims Satisfaction Continues to Improve

Overall satisfaction among homeowners who filed a property claim improved for the second consecutive year, according to the J.D. Power 2014 Property Claims Satisfaction Study. The study, now in its seventh year, measures satisfaction with the property claims experience among …

Residential Building Fires Cost $1.1B in Property Losses

An estimated 25,900 residential building electrical fires were reported to fire departments within the United States each year between 2009 and 2011, according to the National Fire Data Center’s latest Topical Fire Report Series. These fires caused an estimated 280 …

Texas Auto, Homeowner Complaints at a Record Low

In 2013, Texas drivers and homeowners filed the fewest number of complaints against their insurance companies since the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) began keeping records, the Insurance Council of Texas reported. According to TDI’s Consumer Protection division, there was …

More Jobs in Insurance in 2013

The insurance industry saw considerable job growth in 2013. InsuranceJobs.com, an employment website for insurance professionals, provided an overview of key employment trends in the insurance industry for December 2013 based on preliminary statistics reported by the U.S. Bureau of …

Study: Health Care Costs Grow With Body Mass

Researchers at Duke Medicine reported that health care costs increase in parallel with body mass measurements. Pharmacy and medical costs could double for obese people compared with those at a healthy weight, according to the recent study published in the …

Minicars Score Poorly in IIHS Crash Tests

Just one of 11 minicars tested in an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety small overlap front crash test achieved an acceptable rating. The Chevrolet Spark earned an acceptable rating in the test, along with good ratings in the Institute’s four …

Before and After: Smoke Damage

CRDN was called out to clean property contents after a fire in Michigan. The items included a child’s cherished backpack that was damaged by heavy smoke from a fire in the home. CRDN carefully cleaned and restored the backpack to …

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