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Three people injured, two seriously, at underground quarry in Pennsylvania

May 01, 2015

Three people injured, two seriously, at underground quarry in Pennsylvania

Three people were injured in a quarry mining accident in Westmoreland County early Wednesday morning, April 29, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. The incident occurred at approximately 5 a.m. at Hanson Aggregates BMC Inc.’s Whitney Stone Quarry in Unity, Pa. “Early this ...

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Graniterock’s Engine No. 10 back on track at California State Railroad Museum

May 01, 2015

Graniterock’s Engine No. 10 back on track at California State Railroad Museum

Graniterock announced that its historic steam engine No. 10 is back on track at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento. According to a company news release, the oil-fired steam engine was built for the United States Army by the ...

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Maryland man dies after becoming trapped in crushing machinery in asphalt plant

Apr 30, 2015

Maryland man dies after becoming trapped in crushing machinery in asphalt plant

A man died Monday morning after becoming trapped in a rock crusher at an Aggregates Industries asphalt plant in Prince George County, NBC Washington reports. Technical rescue crews were called to the rock quarry in Clinton, Md. at approximately 10 ...

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MSHA issues citations to seven metal/non-metal mines during impact inspections in March

Apr 30, 2015

MSHA issues citations to seven metal/non-metal mines during impact inspections in March

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that federal inspectors issued 188 citations and two orders as a result of special impact inspections conducted at 13 coal mines and seven metal/non-metal mines in March. Monthly inspections involve mines that ...

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Ontario cement plant fined for safety infractions after worker injury

Apr 29, 2015

Ontario cement plant fined for safety infractions after worker injury

St. Marys Cement Group in Ontario was fined $75,000 for workplace safety infractions when a worker became trapped in equipment and suffered a leg injury. According to a bulletin from the Ontario Ministry of Labour, the cement manufacturer pled guilty ...

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CalCIMA receives 2014 NRMCA State Association of the Year Award

Apr 29, 2015

CalCIMA receives 2014 NRMCA State Association of the Year Award

During its annual convention in March, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) announced that the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) was chosen as the recipient of the 2014 State Association of the Year Award. It is CalCIMA’s first ...

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MSHA asks for 2016 budget increase of $19 million

Apr 29, 2015

MSHA asks for 2016 budget increase of $19 million

At an April 23 hearing before the House Workforce Protections Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joseph A. Main warned against agency budget cuts, citing the ...

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Lafarge-Holcim merger comes under the gun from Swiss shareholder advisory group

Apr 28, 2015

There is dissention in the ranks of Holcim shareholders regarding the merger between Lafarge and Holcim…again. Reuters reports that, late last week, Swiss shareholder advisory group, Ethos, recommended rejecting the planned merger because it believes the Swiss group is better ...

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Jane Kuhlman elected president of Iowa Limestone Producers Association

Apr 28, 2015

Jane Kuhlman elected president of Iowa Limestone Producers Association

Jane Kuhlman was elected president of the Iowa Limestone Producers Association (ILPA) during their 70th annual convention held earlier this year. The Clayton County Register reports that Kuhlman was the first female elected to the ILPA board in 2009, where ...

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MSHA invites all mine health and safety trainers to join its training call on April 29

Apr 28, 2015

MSHA invites all mine health and safety trainers to join its training call on April 29

Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Assistant Secretary Joseph A. Main has issued an invitation to all mine health and safety trainers to join the agency’s quarterly training call on Wednesday, April 29, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern time. ...

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Sand truck overturns, closing down road leading to Haverstraw village in New York

Apr 27, 2015

Sand truck overturns, closing down road leading to Haverstraw village in New York

Short Clove Rd. leading into Haverstraw village was closed for several hours Tuesday morning, April 21, after a tractor-trailer carrying a load of sand overturned, spilling sand on the road, according to a report in lohud, The Journal News. The ...

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NALC plans to open second limestone quarry near Cloverdale, Ind.

Apr 27, 2015

NALC plans to invest $5 million to establish a second limestone quarry and fine-grind facility in Cloverdale, Ind., just a half mile from its current 174-acre operation. Inside Indiana Business reports that the new 181-acre site will extract and process ...

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