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Police chase ends in Buffalo Crushed Stone quarry

Aug 20, 2015

Police chase ends in Buffalo Crushed Stone quarry

A police chase in New York ended with the driver of a stolen vehicle driving down a 100-foot embankment into a quarry. According to the Buffalo News, Ohio-resident Andrew Betancur, Jr., stole a vehicle with New Jersey plates and cops spotted ...

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A 20-year-old died while swimming in a New York quarry

Jul 29, 2015

A 20-year-old died while swimming in a New York quarry

A man who went missing after he jumped into a New York quarry was found dead the next day in yet another deadly quarry drowning. Robert Burts, 20, jumped from a dock into the quarry with three friends on July 18 ...

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U.S. Concrete purchases New Jersey concrete company

May 26, 2015

U.S. Concrete purchases New Jersey concrete company

U.S. Concrete announced last week that it had acquired a New Jersey cement company to strengthen its New York presence. According to a press release from U.S. Concrete, the Texas-based company completed its purchase of Colonial Concrete Company in Newark, New ...

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Sand truck overturns, closing down road leading to Haverstraw village in New York

Apr 27, 2015

Sand truck overturns, closing down road leading to Haverstraw village in New York

Short Clove Rd. leading into Haverstraw village was closed for several hours Tuesday morning, April 21, after a tractor-trailer carrying a load of sand overturned, spilling sand on the road, according to a report in lohud, The Journal News. The ...

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New York quarry wins round in court battle over quarry permit

Mar 12, 2015

Troy Sand and Gravel Co. Inc. won a round in court in its on-going battle with the town of Nassau over plans to operate an 89-acre quarry, The Record reports. A 2013 order from the state Supreme Court in Rensselaer ...

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Gunfire and explosions at LaFarge stone quarry

Oct 01, 2014

Gunfire and explosions at LaFarge stone quarry

Residents of Lockport, New York, have been warned that they are likely to hear gunfire and explosions at a local LaFarge rock quarry. Don't worry, though. The Niagara County Sheriff's Office says there is absolutely nothing to be alarmed about. "There ...

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Stolen Jeep found in Le Roy quarry

Sep 09, 2014

Stolen Jeep found in Le Roy quarry

You know it's going to be an interesting day at work when you find a Jeep partially submerged in a water-filled quarry. That's what happened to employees of Hanson Aggregates at a quarry in Le Roy, New York. Employees immediately called the local ...

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Quarry worker dies from broken neck after fall

Sep 03, 2014

Quarry worker dies from broken neck after fall

An accident at Gardenscape Quarry has taken the life of Glenn F. Dibble, 54, of Rensselaer Falls, New York. Investigators say Dibble - who was working at the quarry - entered a storage building to obtain wooden planks from the rafters. He then climbed onto ...

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Buffalo Crushed Stone works with town to reroute traffic

Aug 26, 2014

Buffalo Crushed Stone works with town to reroute traffic

Although it didn't necessarily have to, Buffalo Crushed Stone has been working with the town of Cheektowaga, New York, to reroute traffic away from Como Park Boulevard. After several discussions, the two sides have reached a compromise. Buffalo Crushed Stone's quarry ...

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Four workers survive getting buried alive at sand and gravel plant

Aug 14, 2014

Four workers survive getting buried alive at sand and gravel plant

Four New Yorkers are very lucky to be alive today after almost getting buried alive at a sand and gravel operation. Richard Miller, 61, was working with three other men around 10:45 a.m. at Frontier Sand & Gravel when he got ...

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110-year-old quarry demonstrates aggregate mining importance

Apr 21, 2014

110-year-old quarry demonstrates aggregate mining importance

The work performed at 110-year-old quarry showcases why aggregate mining is important. The Buffalo Crushed Stone quarry in Lancaster, N.Y. has been providing product that builds pavements and structures throughout its surrounding community since the site opened in 1904, WGRZ reports. Related: Engagement ...

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Lafarge receives planning approval for expansion in Lockport, New York

Jan 08, 2014

Lafarge receives planning approval for expansion in Lockport, New York

The Planning Board in Lockport, New York has recommended the Common Council approve a one-year special use permit that would allow Lafarge North America to expand its Redlands Quarry, the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal reports. Lafarge wants to mine 9.1 acres ...

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