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A Nazi bomb was detonated in a quarry in England

May 29, 2015

A British Army bomb disposal expert inspects the World War Two German explosion. (Unclassified photo from the Dunstable Gazette Herald and Post)

  A bomb dropped on England by a Nazi plane during the London Blitz finally detonated nearly 80 years later last week in quarry owned by Cemex. According to the Dunstable Gazette Herald and Post, construction crews found the World War II ...

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Man dies after nearly 100-foot fall into quarry

May 27, 2015

Man dies after nearly 100-foot fall into quarry

  A Rhode Island man died May 24 after he fell into a quarry owned by Armetta Sand and Stone. Jack Daniels was riding motorcycles at the quarry with friends at about 2 a.m. Sunday morning before he fell 80 to 100 ...

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Quarry explosion damages homes and cars and injures one person

May 22, 2015

Quarry explosion damages homes and cars and injures one person

A scheduled blast at Loudoun Quarries in Sterling, Virginia, sent large rocks flying into nearby homes and vehicles and sent one man to the hospital. The Loudoun Times reported that several homes, businesses and vehicles started taking damage from falling rocks at ...

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Three people injured, two seriously, at underground quarry in Pennsylvania

May 01, 2015

Three people injured, two seriously, at underground quarry in Pennsylvania

Three people were injured in a quarry mining accident in Westmoreland County early Wednesday morning, April 29, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. The incident occurred at approximately 5 a.m. at Hanson Aggregates BMC Inc.’s Whitney Stone Quarry in Unity, Pa. “Early this ...

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Graniterock’s Engine No. 10 back on track at California State Railroad Museum

May 01, 2015

Graniterock’s Engine No. 10 back on track at California State Railroad Museum

Graniterock announced that its historic steam engine No. 10 is back on track at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento. According to a company news release, the oil-fired steam engine was built for the United States Army by the ...

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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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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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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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Missouri man arrested for burglary of quarry and gun range

Apr 21, 2015

A 51-year-old man, Timothy Zeman was arrested and charged for a pair of burglaries at a quarry and gun range. Fox2now St. Louis reports that Zeman admitted to police that he had committed the crimes. He said he broke into ...

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VIDEO/PHOTO GALLERY: Highbank Resources commissions Swamp Point North aggregate quarry in British Columbia, Canada

Apr 16, 2015

On April 14, Highbank Resources Ltd. commissioned a wash plant, cone crusher, jaw crusher, and stacking conveyor systems at its Swamp Point North (SPN) aggregate quarry in British Columbia, Canada, according to a company news release. Several samples of the ...

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World War I soldiers left their mark in French underground chalk quarry

Apr 10, 2015

World War I soldiers left their mark in French underground chalk quarry

World War I has come to life again in an underground chalk quarry about 120 miles north of Paris in Naours, France. The Deseret News reports that World War I soldiers from around the world left their mark on the ...

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Michigan DNR agrees to sell land to Graymont, Inc. to develop limestone mine

Mar 26, 2015

After a Michigan Natural Resources Commission meeting, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) agreed to sell 1,781 acres of land in northern Mackinac County to Graymont, Inc. for the development of a limestone mine. The Herald reports that Graymont ...

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