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Get Protected with Insurance for Explosive Contractors
Any industry involving explosives is going to be considered high-risk. If you are an explosive contractor, you will be well aware of the risks your occupation carries. And you’ll appreciate the need for insurance for explosive contractors.
While most explosive contractors are responsible and carry out controlled explosions while following all safety procedures, accidents can still happen. Flyrock and debris from the blast can be unpredictable. Something during the process can fail and cause things to spiral out of control. In these cases, whether you’re found liable or not, insurance for explosive contractors can protect you.
The Liability of an Accident
Liability claims are notoriously expensive. Even if a case goes your way, you could still end up with hefty expenses and lawyer fees. Being found guilty of liability can see compensation costs run into the millions.
Since 2010, seven miners have died due to flyrock, misfires, and toxic fumes resulting from controlled explosions. Most injuries occur due to flyrock and lack of security preventing access to the blast site. Other reasons for causing injury from explosions include the use of excessive explosives, improperly following procedures, failure to take proper care, and not using approved blasting methods. (Source: RogerTownsend)
Taking out explosive contractor insurance is a way to protect yourself from financial ruin if an incident occurs on your watch.
Keeping Safe on the Blast Site
Following the proper safety procedures and protocols is the best way to safeguard against incidents around the blast site. Clearing the area before the explosion takes place is critical. Restricting access until the area is declared safe following the explosion is also vital.
As the contractor, it’s your job to decide whether the blast goes ahead or not. If something seems amiss or if the conditions are not favorable, the best plan is to cancel the explosion and carry it out at a better time. Keeping all equipment working correctly is crucial, as is ensuring you’re using the right type and amount of explosives for the job.
All of this is vital for preventing accidents. But not all issues can be stopped. This is why it’s crucial for you to have insurance for explosive contractors in place.
XINSURANCE Explosive Contractor Insurance
You may already have coverage. You may think that your business policy carries enough coverage. The problem is, however, that many insurances, including specialist insurance, fall short.
To avoid this problem, you need XINSURANCE, a specialized liability insurance broker with several decades of experience insuring high-risk activities and occupations. XINSURANCE is powered by Evolution Insurance Brokers, LC (“EIB”), an excess and surplus lines insurance brokerage. Our unique “all-in-one” coverage allows us to assess your operations and experience to determine the level of coverage you need.
Our insurance solutions are comprehensive and adequate for your requirements, meaning you needn’t be concerned should a liability claim arise. We are also able to offer you coverage solutions. And we can do so even if you have a claims history, have been previously denied coverage, or have gaps/exclusions in your current insurance policy.
Our insurance for explosion contractors is no exception and includes the following coverage:
- Commercial general liability
- Professional liability
- Owners and contractors protective liability
- Commercial auto (available in most states)
- Completed products
- Equipment rental liability
- Property coverage
- Limits up to $10 million or $20 million through our reinsurance partners
Please note that our solution to explosive contractor insurance does not include coverage for workers’ compensation.
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Why take more risk in an already risky profession? Leaving yourself wide-open to liability claims, it’s only a matter of time before it costs you big time. Let XINSURANCE protect you with their solutions to insurance for explosive contractors so you can do your job safely and securely. Get in touch today so we can give you a comprehensive quote.
Authored by Rick J. Lindsey, President, Chairman, and CEO of XINSURANCE
Rick J. Lindsey hails from Salt Lake City, Utah. He began working in the mailroom of his father’s Salt Lake City insurance firm, getting his introduction to the business that became his lifelong career. Rick J. Lindsey quickly rose through the ranks while working in nearly every imaginable insurance industry job. As an entrepreneur, specialty lines underwriter, claims specialist, risk manager, and a licensed surplus lines broker, Rick J. Lindsey is highly skilled in all levels of leadership and execution. As he progressed on his career path, Rick J. Lindsey discovered an urgent need for insurers willing to write policies for high-risk individuals and businesses. He was frequently frustrated that he could not provide the liability protection these entities desperately needed to safeguard their assets. He also formed the belief that insurance companies acted too quickly to settle frivolous claims. Rick J. Lindsey decided to try a different approach. He started an insurance company and became the newly formed entity’s CEO. This opportunity has enabled Rick J. Lindsey to fill a void in the market and provide a valuable service to businesses, individuals, and insurance agents who write high-risk business. XINSURANCE also specializes in helping individuals and businesses who live a lifestyle or participate in activities that make them difficult for traditional carriers to insure. If you’ve been denied, non-renewed, or canceled coverage, don’t give up quite yet. Chances are XINSURANCE can help.