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A quarry worker was found dead in a lake a week after he fell from a floating dredge

Jul 22, 2015

A quarry worker was found dead in a lake a week after he fell from a floating dredge

A quarry worker in Ohio was found dead in a lake more than a week after he was thrown off of a floating dredge when it capsized. The man was working on the floating dredge with a coworker at the Hanson Sand and ...

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Loader operator dies after sand avalanche at Massachusetts sand and gravel company

Jul 01, 2015

Loader operator dies after sand avalanche at Massachusetts sand and gravel company

A man driving a front-end loader at a sand and gravel company in Plymouth, Massachusetts, died after an avalanche of sand fell on him on Tuesday. Charles Pace, 65, was driving the loader at PA Landers when the sand on the hillside began ...

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California concrete plant worker dies after being crushed by front-loader

Jun 18, 2015

California concrete plant worker dies after being crushed by front-loader

A 21-year-old worker at a cement and concrete facility in Sun Valley, California, died Wednesday after a "massive crush injury." KTLA 5 in L.A. reported that the man was killed at around 1:45 p.m. after a front-loader backed over and crushed ...

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Ohio teen dies after fall at Shelby Materials quarry

Jun 03, 2015

Ohio teen dies after fall at Shelby Materials quarry

An Ohio teenager died one week after graduating high school when he fell into a quarry in West Columbus. The Columbus Dispatch reported that 17-year-old Colin Jourdan died June 1 after he slipped and fell about 90 feet into the quarry ...

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MSHA issues citations to Virginia granite mine for worker death

Jun 02, 2015

MSHA issues citations to Virginia granite mine for worker death

The Mine Safety and Health Administration found that R&S Stone Inc. failed to train a crusher operator for the task that led to his death and that the company failed to protect miners from jaw crusher components. Carl Hixon, 45, died Jan. 17 ...

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Man dies after nearly 100-foot fall into quarry

May 27, 2015

Man dies after nearly 100-foot fall into quarry

  A Rhode Island man died May 24 after he fell into a quarry owned by Armetta Sand and Stone. Jack Daniels was riding motorcycles at the quarry with friends at about 2 a.m. Sunday morning before he fell 80 to 100 ...

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Man faces additional charges in fatal crash

Sep 04, 2014

Man faces additional charges in fatal crash

The man who was driving under the influence and crashed into a Naperville, Illinois, quarry, is facing additional DUI counts. Michael Szot, 21, is facing nine counts of aggravated DUI causing death. He was originally charged with only four counts of aggravated DUI and ...

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How to avoid work zone injuries and deaths

Aug 27, 2014

How to avoid work zone injuries and deaths

Serious injury and death is becoming an all-too-common occurrence for highway construction workers. Although workers aren’t always at fault, there are several preventable measures that can be taken to help reduce the risk of such a horrible and tragic accident. Here ...

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9 best practices for working around conveyors

May 16, 2014

9 best practices for working around conveyors

An accident involving a conveyor at a sand and gravel mill recently led to the death of a groundman, according to an accident report released Friday by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The May 9, 2014, incident involved a ...

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How to prevent deadly fall accidents

May 09, 2014

How to prevent deadly fall accidents

An accident involving a hydraulic pump at an underground limestone mine has resulted in the death of a contract mechanic, according to an accident report released Friday by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The February 27, 2014 incident involved ...

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8 Ways to Avoid Fatal Accidents Around Mobile Equipment

Apr 28, 2014

8 Ways to Avoid Fatal Accidents Around Mobile Equipment

An accident involving a an excavator and haul truck at a sand and gravel mine has resulted in a fatality, according to an accident report released Monday by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The April 17, 2014 incident involved ...

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