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New quarry research could lead to energy use savings of up to 71 percent

Jul 04, 2015

New quarry research could lead to energy use savings of up to 71 percent

Volvo Construction Equipment is partnering with multinational construction firm Skanska Sweden and the Swedish Energy Agency on a nearly $25 million research project that will examine electromobility possibilities in a quarry environment. “The interesting thing about quarries is that you have ...

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Atlanta turning quarry into one of America’s largest reservoirs

Jun 24, 2015

Atlanta turning quarry into one of America’s largest reservoirs

Atlanta had decided to move forward with a project to turn a quarry that's been around for over 100 years into one of America's largest water reservoirs. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that the city bought the mine years ago with plans ...

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Debly Resources gets go-ahead for quarry expansion

Jun 09, 2015

Debly Resources gets go-ahead for quarry expansion

The Saint John City Council approved Debly Resources' plans to expand its quarry in the city. According to the CBC, the councilors voted unanimously to rezone the Ashburn Lake Road quarry to make way for the expansion. Debly has plans to build a ...

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Vulcan gets nearly 150 acres to mine through a land swap with Fairfax County

Jun 04, 2015

Vulcan gets nearly 150 acres to mine through a land swap with Fairfax County

Vulcan Materials Company just secured 148 acres of land to excavate from Fairfax County in Virginia through multi-year, two-step land swap. In the deal approved 9-1 by the Fairfax Count board of supervisors June 2, Fairfax gives up the land owned by ...

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Ohio teen dies after fall at Shelby Materials quarry

Jun 03, 2015

Ohio teen dies after fall at Shelby Materials quarry

An Ohio teenager died one week after graduating high school when he fell into a quarry in West Columbus. The Columbus Dispatch reported that 17-year-old Colin Jourdan died June 1 after he slipped and fell about 90 feet into the quarry ...

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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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