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U.S. Safety Agency Probes 10 Tesla Crash Deaths Since 2016

WASHINGTON — U.S. auto safety regulators said on Thursday they have opened 30 investigations into Tesla crashes involving 10 deaths since 2016 where advanced driver assistance systems were suspected of use. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a …

Claims Business: Tractable, Charles Taylor and Chubb

Tractable Inks Deals with The Hartford, Mitchell Tractable, a London-based insurtech that uses artificial intelligence to create damage estimates from photographs, has expanded its presence in the US property and casualty market with two deals announced this week. Tractable has …

California Subpoenas Amazon Over Worker Safety in Pandemic

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday asked a judge to order Amazon to comply with subpoenas his office issued nearly four months ago as part of an investigation into how the company protects workers from the coronavirus. Becerra said …

Claims Business: XTract, Thomas Miller, Kinetic, Bold Penguin

AXA XL Contracts with XTract AXA XL’s insurance business has entered into a multiyear partnership and licensing agreement with Xtract to digitize the commercial auto claims management process. “Xtract enables our claims team to quickly gather and evaluate all data …

Safety Administration Probes Touchscreen Failures in Tesla Model S Cars

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Tuesday it had opened an investigation into 63,000 Tesla Model S cars after reports of media-control unit failures that led to the loss of the use of touchscreens. The auto safety …

Boeing Failure to Fix 737 Max Warning Light May Draw FAA Penalty

Boeing Co. engineers discovered in 2017 that a software glitch had rendered a warning light on the newly introduced 737 Max inoperable on 80% of the planes. But the company chose not to fix it or to inform U.S. regulators. …

Chemical Leak Set Off Fire that Shut Houston Shipping Channel

HOUSTON — The U.S. Chemical Safety Board said on Wednesday a fuel leak, possibly due to open valves and a running pump, set off a massive blaze at a Mitsui & Co Ltd petrochemical storage operation along the Houston Ship …

Ohio BWC Investigations Result in Seven Workers’ Comp Fraud Convictions

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) announced seven individuals were convicted of or pleaded guilty to charges related to defrauding Ohio’s workers’ compensation system during the month of January. The court actions are the result of investigations conducted by BWC’s …

Report: Electronics in Autos Pose New Safety Issues

The increasing use of electronic systems in automobiles is a challenge for federal safety regulators who often lack the technical expertise to monitor and investigate problems with the electronics, according to a new report from scientists. The report from the …

BP Wants U.S. Probes Barred from Oil Spill Suits

The companies involved in the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history are trying to prevent government investigations blaming them for the disaster from being used against them by the people and businesses who are suing them. Billions of dollars …