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OSHA cites Nebraska sand and gravel company

Oct 23, 2014

OSHA cites Nebraska sand and gravel company

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Van Kirk Sand and Gravel, which operates as Van Kirk Brothers Contracting, for two serious safety violations. Two workers were injured at the Nebraska company after being struck-by an ...

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Bigger penalties ahead

Oct 01, 2014

Bigger penalties ahead

On July 31, MSHA published proposed revisions to the current criteria and procedures for assessment of civil penalties.  79 Fed. Reg. 147.  MSHA’s stated purpose in promulgating the revisions is to place a greater emphasis on more serious safety and ...

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January 2013

Sep 23, 2013

January 2013

Old Problem (Fines), New Solution  

UPDATE: 25 dead, 2 hurt, 4 missing after mine explosion

Apr 05, 2010

Updated on Tuesday, April 6, from the original April 5, report. Twenty-five people are dead, two have been taken to hospitals, and four are still missing after an explosion at the Massey Energy Co. Upper Big Branch coal mine in Whitesville, W.V., yesterday afternoon, Don Blankenship, the ...

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Enhanced Enforcement

Feb 02, 2010

Why U.S. targeted industries should focus on Clean Water Act compliance. by Henry Chajet and Scott Stewart Strengthening clean water enforcement is a high priority of the Obama Administration. On Oct. 15, 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Enforcement and ...

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In a Perfect World

Dec 01, 2009

by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief As I interviewed this year’s AggMan of the Year, Cheryl Ann Suzio (see page xx), she shared a different perspective of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) than the one typically voiced by aggregate producers. She ...

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The Final Word on Fines

Sep 01, 2009

by Bill Langer My wife, Pam, reads, critiques, and has veto power over every Carved in Stone article sent to Aggregates Manager. She said the topic of fines is stupefying and hinted that future articles on the subject might end up ...

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Aggregate Industries hit with $2.75 million fine

Aug 12, 2009

Aggregate Industries, Northeast Region Inc., will pay a $2.75 million civil penalty and implement a regional evaluation and compliance program to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced. The penalty is ...

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Are You Ready?

Jun 01, 2009

Clearly, aggregate producers do indeed “got fines.” Here are more ways to market them. by Bill Langer   A funny thing happened at a recent American Kennel Club agility trial. Rosie and I were at the first obstacle waiting for the signal to ...

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