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Metal theft claims record the lowest level since 2010; Ohio leads among states

Monday, December 05, 2016

According to NICB data, Ohio led the nation in metal theft incident rate for the fifth year in a row. SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): The nationwide metal theft insurance claims have reduced dramatically during 2015. The data released by the National Insurance ...

Hillsborough Fire Rescue: Spontaneous combustion likely sparked large scrap metal fire near Port Tampa Bay

Monday, December 05, 2016

The fire began at Trademark Metals Recycling on Port Sutton Road around 5 p.m. Friday and quickly engulfed a pile of about 20 tons of scrap metal in the center of the lot. It was 3:30 a.m. Saturday before a rotating cast of dozens of firefighters contained ...

Truck hauling scrap metal rolls, blocks Air Base Parkway

Monday, December 05, 2016

A tractor trailer hauling a full load of scrap metal rolled over Monday afternoon on Air Base Parkway in Fairfield. The rig blocked the roadway and caused major traffic delays that continued into the evening hours. The driver was making a right-hand turn ...

Cause of fire at Tampa scrap metal recycler determined

Monday, December 05, 2016

The fire that raged at Trademarks Metal Recycling near Port Tampa Bay — the second in five years— was apparently caused by spontaneous combustion. That’s the initial determination of Hillsborough County Fire investigators, according to a news release.

‘Spontaneous Combustion’ Blamed in Tampa Scrap Metal Fire

Monday, December 05, 2016

TAMPA, FL — A Friday night fire that sent a plume of black smoke into the air above Port Sutton Road has been attributed to spontaneous combustion by Hillsborough County Fire Rescue officials. The fire at Trademark Metals Recycling’s Port Sutton ...

Despite Decline, Ohio Still Leads Country in Metal Thefts

Monday, December 05, 2016

OII notes that between 2014 and 2015, Ohio metal theft claims declined nearly 30 percent, besting the U.S. decline of 23 percent during that two-year period. Across the U.S., insured scrap metal theft claims declined 29 percent between 2013 and 2015.

The One That Waddled Away: Retracing a Weighty Gold Theft

Monday, December 05, 2016

The gold was being transported from Abington Reldan Metals, a refinery in Fairless Hills ... The truck had stopped in Manhattan to pick up other buckets of scrap, Detective Pastor said. The area is on alert for armed robbers and fraud — with many ...

Big Rig Hauling Scrap Metal Overturns on Highway in Monroe County

Monday, December 05, 2016

MOUNT POCONO — One lane of Interstate 380 north in Monroe County is closed while crews work to clear up a wreck. Officials say a tractor trailer hauling scrap metal tipped on its side near Mount Pocono just after 5 a.m. on Monday. The driver wasn’t ...

Zuckerman name to soon disappear from the local scrap metal business

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Tom Crosby Special to The Winchester Star Updated Dec 3, 2016 0 WINCHESTER — Sometime early next year the name Zuckerman will disappear from the Winchester-Frederick County scrap metal business, 100 years after Louis Zuckerman first came to the then ...

Ohio scrap metal theft claims took sharp decline in 2015, but state still leads the nation

Saturday, December 03, 2016

The good news: Scrap metal theft claims in Ohio declined nearly 30 percent in 2015. The bad news: Ohio still leads the nation in scrap metal theft claims, according to the Ohio Insurance Institute. Ohio had 1,070 metal theft claims in 2015, down from 1,526 ...