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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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Hard hat dispute between Amish miners and MSHA

Apr 07, 2015

Hard hat dispute between Amish miners and MSHA

In a dispute that pits religious freedom against workplace safety, Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) is pushing the Department of Labor to review its policy that requires all employees to wear hard hats at mining sites to protect them from head ...

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Aggregate Producers Association of Turkey elects Beşir Kemal Ustaoğlu as new president

Apr 06, 2015

Beşir Kemal Ustaoğlu has been elected new president of the Aggregate Producers Association of Turkey (AGUB). According to an AGUB press release, Ustaoğlu took over the position during the association’s 13th General Meeting held in Istanbul on March 28. Ustaoğlu graduated ...

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MSHA sends alert and offers Best Practices after serious non-fatal truck accident

Apr 01, 2015

MSHA sends alert and offers Best Practices after serious non-fatal truck accident

Though the following accident occurred at a copper mine, it provides an opportunity for all metal/non-metal operations to discuss truck and mobile equipment operation safety, as well as review Best Practices to avoid such an incident. On Dec. 18, 2014, a ...

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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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Manufacturer news: Sandvik Construction; Bridgestone Commercial; Vermeer Corp.

Feb 20, 2015

Manufacturer news: Sandvik Construction; Bridgestone Commercial; Vermeer Corp.

Seventy-five people representing nearly 50 distributors worldwide attended Sandvik Construction Mobile Crushers and Screens’ inaugural Global Distributor Conference held in Ireland Jan. 12-15. The program included three days of keynote sessions and workshops at the Slieve Russell hotel. The final ...

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Grade school students visit Vulcan’s Lisbon Quarry

Nov 12, 2014

Grade school students visit Vulcan’s Lisbon Quarry

Seneca Grade School's sixth grade class enjoyed a field trip to Vulcan Materials Lisbon Quarry recently. The kids visited as part of a mining unit they're studying. Plant Manager Don Theobald, along with other staff, enjoyed organizing several learning experiences for the students ...

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Vulcan in bidding war with USC

Aug 20, 2014

Vulcan in bidding war with USC

Vulcan Materials has found itself in a bidding war with the University of South Carolina over over nearly 300 acres of land near Williams-Brice Stadium. Vulcan recently tripled the offer made by the USC Development Foundation, a private fundraising arm of ...

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Southern Aggregates fighting petition for mine location

Aug 19, 2014

Southern Aggregates fighting petition for mine location

Southern Aggregates is currently fighting a petition with 400 signatures from residents of Watson, Louisiana,  over a proposed location for a sand and gravel mine. The company has plans to excavate sand and gravel for commercial sale. Its proposal would include ...

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MSHA Alert: Mining fatalities on the rise

Aug 05, 2014

MSHA Alert: Mining fatalities on the rise

The number of mining deaths in the United States is on the rise, according to a new report released by U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). 22 miners were killed in the first half of 2014, compared to 18 in ...

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Aggregates needed to fill sinkhole

Jul 23, 2014

Aggregates needed to fill sinkhole

Aggregates have many applications — whether in road building, home construction, or toothpaste, but here’s one you may have never heard before. A contractor in Alaska needed 100 tons of aggregates to fill a 75-foot sinkhole that suddenly opened up ...

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