Tags: mining

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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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Mining site puts Ford’s prototype F-150s to the test

Jun 06, 2014

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Mining site puts Ford’s prototype F-150s to the test

“Drive it like you stole it and work it hard.” Those were the marching orders Denis Kanseir, the lead prototype engineer on Ford’s 2015 F-150′s, gave the drivers of six pickups distributed evenly among three different companies when they were handed ...

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Caterpillar to close Virginia mining equipment plant

Nov 25, 2013

Caterpillar to close Virginia mining equipment plant

Caterpillar has announced that it will close its Pulaski, Virginia, plant by mid-2014, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World. The plant manufactures mining equipment. The closure will result in 240 layoffs. This is not the first Caterpillar mining ...

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U.S. mining accomplishes nearly 30-year low in fatalities, injuries in 2012

Jul 15, 2013

U.S. mining accomplishes nearly 30-year low in fatalities, injuries in 2012

The U.S. experienced in 2012 its lowest fatality and injury rates in the history of the country’s mining and the lowest contractor fatalities in nearly 30 years, according to data released this month from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine ...

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Homeowners sue Pasco County Commission over lime rock quarry approval

Jul 05, 2013

Homeowners sue Pasco County Commission over lime rock quarry approval

A group of homeowners is asking a Shady Hills, Florida, judge to reject the Pasco County Commission’s approval of a mediation settlement that would allow a lime rock quarry to operate near their homes, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Robert ...

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Caterpillar considers fatigue-detecting tech for mining trucks

May 30, 2013

Caterpillar considers fatigue-detecting tech for mining trucks

Caterpillar mining trucks may soon include fatigue-detecting technology, our sister site, Better Roads, reported. The technology, developed by Australia-based Seeing Machines, uses a set of sensors and software to detect when an operator is drifting off and uses alarms to rouse ...

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Bolivar council puts sand, gravel mining on hold in Ohio

May 24, 2013

Bolivar council puts sand, gravel mining on hold in Ohio

The Bolivar Village Council in Bolivar, Ohio, voted almost unanimously Tuesday night against Massillon Materials’ request to rezone 182 acres of agricultural land to industrial manufacturing, according to the Times Reporter. The decision slows Massillon Materials’ plans to begin a sand ...

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California Senator Feinstein supports Boxer’s Cemex-blocking bill

May 07, 2013

California Senator Feinstein supports Boxer’s Cemex-blocking bill

Senator Barbara Boxer’s (D-CA) most recent bill to block the proposed Cemex sand and gravel mine in Canyon Country has gained support from Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), The Santa Clarita Valley Signal reported. The bill follows a decade-long battle between Cemex ...

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Public hearing addresses deeper mining, new conveyor permits for Lehigh

May 03, 2013

Public hearing addresses deeper mining, new conveyor permits for Lehigh

Representatives from the Maryland Department of the Environment, Army Corps of Engineers and Lehigh Cement Co. joined together at a public hearing in New Windsor, Maryland, last night to answer questions regarding proposed permits for Lehigh, the Carroll County Times ...

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Group of residents sues to block expansion of Lafarge’s Lockport quarry in New York

Apr 29, 2013

Group of residents sues to block expansion of Lafarge’s Lockport quarry in New York

A group of residents living near Lafarge North America’s stone quarry in Lockport, New York, has filed suit against the Lockport Town Board and is seeking to overturn the board’s decision to allow Lafarge to expand its mining operation, Buffalo ...

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Immersive Technologies launches fuel efficiency simulation technology

Apr 04, 2013

Immersive Technologies launches fuel efficiency simulation technology

Immersive Technologies has launched a fuel efficiency technology, embedded in an upgrade to the company’s range of Advanced Equipment Simulators, to help reduce excess fuel consumption in mining operations. The technology uses simulator training sessions to give equipment  operators knowledge about ...

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Legistators introduce new mine safety bill to House

Mar 27, 2013

Legistators introduce new mine safety bill to House

Representatives Nick J. Rahall and George Miller have introduced the Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection Act of 2013 (H.R. 1373) to the House, NSSGA reported. The legislation, intended to increase efforts to protect miners' health and safety, builds on an ...

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