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Maryland man dies after becoming trapped in crushing machinery in asphalt plant

Apr 30, 2015

Maryland man dies after becoming trapped in crushing machinery in asphalt plant

A man died Monday morning after becoming trapped in a rock crusher at an Aggregates Industries asphalt plant in Prince George County, NBC Washington reports. Technical rescue crews were called to the rock quarry in Clinton, Md. at approximately 10 ...

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MSHA issues citations to seven metal/non-metal mines during impact inspections in March

Apr 30, 2015

MSHA issues citations to seven metal/non-metal mines during impact inspections in March

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that federal inspectors issued 188 citations and two orders as a result of special impact inspections conducted at 13 coal mines and seven metal/non-metal mines in March. Monthly inspections involve mines that ...

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Ontario cement plant fined for safety infractions after worker injury

Apr 29, 2015

Ontario cement plant fined for safety infractions after worker injury

St. Marys Cement Group in Ontario was fined $75,000 for workplace safety infractions when a worker became trapped in equipment and suffered a leg injury. According to a bulletin from the Ontario Ministry of Labour, the cement manufacturer pled guilty ...

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CalCIMA receives 2014 NRMCA State Association of the Year Award

Apr 29, 2015

CalCIMA receives 2014 NRMCA State Association of the Year Award

During its annual convention in March, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) announced that the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) was chosen as the recipient of the 2014 State Association of the Year Award. It is CalCIMA’s first ...

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MSHA asks for 2016 budget increase of $19 million

Apr 29, 2015

MSHA asks for 2016 budget increase of $19 million

At an April 23 hearing before the House Workforce Protections Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joseph A. Main warned against agency budget cuts, citing the ...

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Lafarge-Holcim merger comes under the gun from Swiss shareholder advisory group

Apr 28, 2015

There is dissention in the ranks of Holcim shareholders regarding the merger between Lafarge and Holcim…again. Reuters reports that, late last week, Swiss shareholder advisory group, Ethos, recommended rejecting the planned merger because it believes the Swiss group is better ...

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Jane Kuhlman elected president of Iowa Limestone Producers Association

Apr 28, 2015

Jane Kuhlman elected president of Iowa Limestone Producers Association

Jane Kuhlman was elected president of the Iowa Limestone Producers Association (ILPA) during their 70th annual convention held earlier this year. The Clayton County Register reports that Kuhlman was the first female elected to the ILPA board in 2009, where ...

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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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NALC plans to open second limestone quarry near Cloverdale, Ind.

Apr 27, 2015

NALC plans to invest $5 million to establish a second limestone quarry and fine-grind facility in Cloverdale, Ind., just a half mile from its current 174-acre operation. Inside Indiana Business reports that the new 181-acre site will extract and process ...

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NSSGA wants everyone to ask their representative to co-sponsor the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act (H.R. 1732) to stop proposed Waters of the U.S. rule

Apr 27, 2015

NSSGA wants everyone to ask their representative to co-sponsor the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act (H.R. 1732) to stop proposed Waters of the U.S. rule

During the next few weeks, the House will be voting on the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act (H.R. 1732) that would stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) from finalizing the proposed rule on Waters of ...

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TFIC calls on IAAP members to attend April 29 Lobby Day in Illinois

Apr 24, 2015

TFIC calls on IAAP members to attend April 29 Lobby Day in Illinois

The Transportation for Illinois Coalition (TFIC), which is made up of business groups and labor groups with mutual concerns about the need for transportation and infrastructure funding in Illinois, has put out a call to members of the Illinois Association ...

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Eagle Scout project rebuilds DeSoto State Park hiking trail from stone found in old quarry at park

Apr 24, 2015

Eagle Scout project rebuilds DeSoto State Park hiking trail from stone found in old quarry at park

Sixteen-year-old Troy Ingram headed up a project earlier this month that helped him earn the rank of Eagle Scout. The North Jefferson News reports that the project involved building stone steps on a trail near Indian Falls at DeSoto State ...

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