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VIDEO: Watch a blast at Cemex’s Balcones Quarry

Nov 28, 2014

VIDEO: Watch a blast at Cemex’s Balcones Quarry

At Cemex's Balcones Quarry,  located in New Braunfels, Texas, blasting is a meticulous process. It has to be: portions of the quarry are surrounded by half-million-dollar homes that literally back up to the operation, and the operation blasts three to ...

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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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Guest Blog: ALJ Affirms Driller’s Work Practices

Jun 04, 2013

Guest Blog: ALJ Affirms Driller’s Work Practices

On May 31, 2013, ALJ Rae issued a decision affirming work practices by a contract driller at an aggregates operation that had been challenged by MSHA. In Drilling & Blasting Systems, Inc. (D&B), a single driller had been dispatched to ...

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ISEE Conference

Feb 12, 2013

ISEE Conference

Hitting the road before even the hint of a crack of dawn — on a Monday yet — is not on my list of favorite things to do, but it was the only way I could get to the ISEE (International Society of Explosives ...

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