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MSHA releases preliminary mine safety data for 2014, updates Mine Safety and Health at a Glance web page

Apr 17, 2015

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released preliminary mine safety data for 2014, and has updated its Mine Safety and Health at a Glance web page, which includes charts with information on inspections, violations, number of mines and ...

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Manufacturer news: Hlavinka Equipment opens Texas Hlavinda JCB division; Terex Washing Systems appoints new global sales director; Skelly and Loy promotes Aungst to VP of AMS; Luff Industries adds Riddell as territory manager; Caterpillar opens first Data Innovation Lab; Yokohama Tire Corp. will help build eco-friendly playground

Apr 17, 2015

Manufacturer news: Hlavinka Equipment opens Texas Hlavinda JCB division; Terex Washing Systems appoints new global sales director; Skelly and Loy promotes Aungst to VP of AMS; Luff Industries adds Riddell as territory manager; Caterpillar opens first Data Innovation Lab; Yokohama Tire Corp. will help build eco-friendly playground

Hlavinka Equipment Co., headquartered in East Bernard, Texas, will open a new division, Hlavinka JCB, in Victoria, Texas. The new division will sell new and used JCB agricultural and construction equipment, including skid steers and compact track loaders. Hlavinka JCB ...

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Kingsteps Quarry in Scotland will be examined for the remains of World War II planes

Apr 17, 2015

Kingsteps Quarry in Scotland will be examined for the remains of World War II planes

Following word-of-mouth suggestions that World War II planes are buried at the former Kingsteps Quarry at Nairn, the area will be examined for the remains of aircraft instruments on April 18 and 19, the BBC reports. It is thought that ...

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Rock County Planning and Development committee approves conditional-use sand and gravel mining permit

Apr 16, 2015

Despite opposition from the county planning staff and Milton residents, the Rock County Planning and Development committee voted 3-2 to approve a conditional-use permit for the Harold Traynor Revocable Living Trust to mine sand and gravel at a 137-acre gravel ...

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MSHA Fatality Review Committee determines several fatalities are chargeable to the mining industry

Apr 16, 2015

MSHA Fatality Review Committee determines several fatalities are chargeable to the mining industry

The Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) Fatality Review Committee has determined that two metal/non-metal fatalities from 2014 and one from 2010 should be charged to the mining industry. The three incidents include the following: On Nov. 17, 2014, Robert Arnold ...

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Holcim and Lafarge nominate candidates for merged company’s board of directors

Apr 15, 2015

On Tuesday, Holcim and Lafarge announced the nomination of candidates for their combined company's board of directors as they work towards finalizing their $40 billion merger. A Lafarge press release states that the designated board of directors, which will consist ...

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CalPortland to receive EPA’s Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

Apr 15, 2015

CalPortland to receive EPA’s Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will honor CalPortland’s long-term commitment to protecting the environment through energy efficiency with a 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. The award, which is given to organizations in recognition ...

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House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure unveils legislation to withdraw proposed Waters of the U.S. rule

Apr 14, 2015

In response to the recent announcement that the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule was sent to the Office of Management and Budget for review before being finalized, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure unveiled legislation designed to protect ...

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DEC orders Tilcon New York’s Haverstraw Quarry to control dust

Apr 14, 2015

Under a consent order issued in January by the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Tilcon New York is developing a plan to address dust issues at its Haverstraw Quarry. Lohud, The Journal News reports that since October 2014, the ...

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Vulcan Materials to meet August deadline for restoring eastern hillside of Azusa rock quarry

Apr 14, 2015

Vulcan Materials Co. says it will hit the August deadline for restoring the eastern hillside of the Azusa rock quarry. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that the aggregate mining company must finish restoring the first phase of the quarry ...

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MSHA issues serious non-fatal accident alert, best practices in response to water truck accident

Apr 12, 2015

MSHA issues serious non-fatal accident alert, best practices in response to water truck accident

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a metal/non-metal serious non-fatal accident alert in response to a mobile equipment accident that occurred at a surface gold mine. Though the accident did not occur at an aggregate operation, it can ...

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World War I soldiers left their mark in French underground chalk quarry

Apr 10, 2015

World War I soldiers left their mark in French underground chalk quarry

World War I has come to life again in an underground chalk quarry about 120 miles north of Paris in Naours, France. The Deseret News reports that World War I soldiers from around the world left their mark on the ...

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