Tags: Blasting

Quarry explosion damages homes and cars and injures one person

May 22, 2015

Quarry explosion damages homes and cars and injures one person

A scheduled blast at Loudoun Quarries in Sterling, Virginia, sent large rocks flying into nearby homes and vehicles and sent one man to the hospital. The Loudoun Times reported that several homes, businesses and vehicles started taking damage from falling rocks at ...

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State and Province News

May 01, 2015

California Vulcan Materials Co. is in the process of transforming all of the original 30- to 50-foot benches at its Azusa operation into 1- and 2-foot microbenches that match the contours of the natural hillside. According to the San Gabriel Valley ...

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Thursday’s AGG1 Academy pick – TH55: Why are My Neighbors Complaining about Blasting and What Can I Do about It?

Mar 18, 2015

Thursday’s AGG1 Academy pick – TH55: Why are My Neighbors Complaining about Blasting and What Can I Do about It?

Presenter: Doug Rudenko, Vibra-Tech Engineers At most mining operations, blast vibration levels are kept well below established criteria, yet compliance with the regulations does not always solve the conflicts arising from blasting operations. Mine operators often resort to random changes in ...

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Researchers will monitor seismic activity as blasting resumes at Illinois quarry

Mar 02, 2015

As blasting operations resume this spring at the Hanson Material Service quarry near LaGrange, Ill., Northwestern University researchers will be monitoring them. The Chicago Tribune reports that scientists have been recording seismic activity in two locations since last spring, because ...

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30 Ohio elementary students learn history of Marblehead quarries

Feb 26, 2015

30 Ohio elementary students learn history of Marblehead quarries

#attachment_39670 { margin-bottom:15px; } Gretchen Curtis from the Lakeside Heritage Society in Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio, recently visited with a class of 30 fourth-grade students at Danbury Elementary School, the Port Clinton News Herald reports. Curtis reviewed the 100-year history of limestone ...

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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Take a tour around Rogers Group’s Whites Creek Quarry

Nov 07, 2014

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Take a tour around Rogers Group’s Whites Creek Quarry

Whites Creek Quarry, a Rogers Group, Inc. operation, sits inside the city limits of Nashville, Tenn. Though the city began operations in the early 1950s when nothing was around it, it is now in the midst of homes, schools, and ...

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Learn how to resolve blasting-related conflicts with NSSGA’s latest webinar

Mar 24, 2014

Learn how to resolve blasting-related conflicts with NSSGA’s latest webinar

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) will host a webinar focused on drilling and blasting this week. Related: McCook Quarry resumes blasting for first time since November earthquake Dubbed “Why Are My Neighbors Complaining About Blasting and What Can I Do ...

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McCook Quarry resumes blasting for first time since November earthquake

Mar 15, 2014

McCook Quarry resumes blasting for first time since November earthquake

McCook Quarry is reportedly set to resume blasting on Monday, according to the Chicago Tribune. The Lehigh Hanson-owned quarry suspended blasting after a 3.2-magnitude earthquake shook parts of Illinois and Wisconsin in November following a routine blast. Within two weeks of the ...

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MSHA Alert: Blasting Safety

Dec 17, 2013

MSHA Alert: Blasting Safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a December 4, 2013, fatality at a crushed stone mine. The incident involved a 63-year-old lead man with 16 years of experience who was killed when he was ...

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Scientists point to quarry blast as cause of Illinois earthquake

Nov 21, 2013

Scientists point to quarry blast as cause of Illinois earthquake

Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said on Friday that a blast at a quarry in McCook, Illinois, likely caused a 3.2-magnitude tremor earlier this month, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. USGS officials added that the tremor ...

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Did a quarry blast cause a 3.2-magnitude tremor?

Nov 11, 2013

Did a quarry blast cause a 3.2-magnitude tremor?

Early last week, a large tremor shook home and businesses in and around McCook, Illinois. The 3.2-magnitude tremor was felt as far away as Wisconsin, according to a Chicago Tribune report. Initially, reports pointed to a possible link between the tremor and ...

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Mining on the Pacific Rim

Nov 01, 2013

Mining on the Pacific Rim

Japanese aggregate quarries differ from those in the United States in very subtle ways.   By Kerry Clines, Contributing Editor   Aggregate mining in Japan is pretty much the same as it is in the United States — blasting, loading, hauling, etc. — but ...

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