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18-year-old dies after a silo collapsed at a Virginia stone quarry

Aug 04, 2015

18-year-old dies after a silo collapsed at a Virginia stone quarry

An 18-year-old miner was found dead Tuesday after he went missing in a silo collapse at a Virginia stone quarry. According to the Washington Post, Daniel Potter was working at the Luck Stone Quarry in Ashburn on Monday when the silo split ...

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Dolese Bros. spend millions to upgrade another facility in Oklahoma

Aug 02, 2015

Dolese Bros. spend millions to upgrade another facility in Oklahoma

Oklahoma-based aggregate producer Dolese Bros. has dropped $14 million to upgrade its stone-crushing plant in Hartshorne, Oklahoma. According to the Mcalester News Capital, Dolese Bros. President and CEO Mark Helm announced on July 28 the massive upgrade to the limestone operation's crushing ...

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A judge has reversed the decision to close a rock quarry in Kentucky

Jul 30, 2015

A judge has reversed the decision to close a rock quarry in Kentucky

A judge in Kentucky has reopened a rock quarry in Franklin, Kentucky, after the local zoning board decided to revoke the quarry's Condition Use Permit. According to WBKO, Special Judge Tyler Gill revoked the Franklin-Simpson County Zoning Board's decision recently to ...

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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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Mummified human remains found at the site of a planned quarry in Indiana

Jul 23, 2015

Mummified human remains found at the site of a planned quarry in Indiana

There aren't any great pyramids in Lake County, Indiana. There's no ancient sphinx or temples. So it was certainly a surprise for land surveyors when they discovered something usually reserved these days to movies and museums: A mummy. To be more accurate, the workers found ...

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U.S. Aggregates set to reopen quarry in Indiana

Jul 22, 2015

U.S. Aggregates set to reopen quarry in Indiana

U.S. Aggregates is reopening an Indiana quarry that hasn't been mined in nearly a decade. According to the Lebanon Reporter, a representative with the company told the Boone County Commissioners that U.S. Aggregates plans to resume operations at the gravel pit near Thorntown, ...

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Proposed North Carolina budget would get rid of the Mine and Quarry Inspection Division

Jul 21, 2015

Proposed North Carolina budget would get rid of the Mine and Quarry Inspection Division

The North Carolina Senate wants to save nearly $350,000 a year by getting rid of the state's Mine and Quarry Inspection Division. The News and Observer in Raleigh reported that the state's Senate proposed a budget that calls for eliminated the Department ...

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Fire causes explosions and damages equipment at Wisconsin quarry

Jul 20, 2015

Fire causes explosions and damages equipment at Wisconsin quarry

A fire at a quarry in Wisconsin caused several explosions that could be heard miles away and damaged at least a front-end loader at the facility. According to The Daily Globe, a fire of unknown origin started early on July 4 at ...

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A man died while scuba diving in a North Carolina rock quarry

Jul 19, 2015

A man died while scuba diving in a North Carolina rock quarry

A man died during a scuba accident at a rock quarry in Mooresville, North Carolina, July 15. According to WBTV, a man who has not been identified was scuba diving in the Lake Norman rock quarry with another person when he ...

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A Buddhist church is trying to block an Australian quarry from being developed

Jul 13, 2015

A Buddhist church is trying to block an Australian quarry from being developed

An Australian couple is facing off against a Buddhist group over the development of a quarry on their Tasmania farm. Holy Tantra Esoteric Buddhism, which is building a Buddhist Cultural Park near the quarry site, has sent a letter with the Southern Midland Council ...

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PHOTOS: Atlanta quarry set to become reservoir was the backdrop for the first season of ‘The Walking Dead’

Jul 07, 2015

PHOTOS: Atlanta quarry set to become reservoir was the backdrop for the first season of ‘The Walking Dead’

Before it became tapped to hold billions of gallons of water as a new reservoir for the Atlanta area, Bellwood Quarry was holding the attention of millions of viewers each week as the backdrop for one of television's most popular shows. The quarry was the ...

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Fireworks are being blamed for a fire at a Montana quarry

Jul 06, 2015

Fireworks are being blamed for a fire at a Montana quarry

Firework-caused fires are an unfortunate side effect of the frenzy surrounding the Fourth of July, and quarries aren't exempt. A quarry in Helena, Montana, caught fire last week after a group of "youths" were setting off fireworks in the area, according ...

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