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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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Two teens dead after falling through ice at quarry

Jan 23, 2015

Two teens dead after falling through ice at quarry

  Two Indiana teens were found dead at a rock quarry following an ice fishing trip gone horribly wrong. According to officials, Clark “Edward” Shoemaker, 17, of Spencer and Dominic Arthur, 13, were ice fishing at the quarry when they fell through the ...

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Owner of rock quarry defends himself against park

Oct 14, 2014

Owner of rock quarry defends himself against park

An owner of a rock quarry in Porterville, California, felt the need to defend his business after an area park manager accused it of drying up area wells. Valarie Bowker, park manager and daughter of the owners at Eagles Nest Resort, ...

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Rock quarry working through the night for Boeing 777X

Sep 25, 2014

Rock quarry working through the night for Boeing 777X

Green Mountain Mine in Granite Falls, Washington, has received approval to work some extremely long hours in order to keep up with the large-scale Boeing 777X factory project. Aggregates West, the company that operates Green Mountain Mine, had requested additional hours ...

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Man hit by front-end loader dies in quarry accident

Sep 17, 2014

Man hit by front-end loader dies in quarry accident

Tragedy struck a rock quarry in Ozark, Missouri, on Tuesday when a man died from blunt force trauma. Robert Shelby Hill, 73, was waiting to load a dump truck when he walked across a road at Leo Journagan Construction Company's rock ...

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Warning: Fredericksburg quarry ‘a deadly place’ (VIDEO)

Aug 06, 2014

Warning: Fredericksburg quarry ‘a deadly place’ (VIDEO)

Several days ago Aggregates Manager sent out a safety alert after a young man drowned at an abandoned Fredericksburg rock quarry. Now the local fire department is also issuing a safety alert in the form of a warning video. The fire department ...

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Limestone quarry proposal gets zoning board approval in Minnesota town

Nov 13, 2013

Limestone quarry proposal gets zoning board approval in Minnesota town

A proposed limestone quarry in Buffalo County, Wisconsin, could be on its way to opening thanks to an endorsement from the county’s zoning board. Buffalo County’s Land Resources Committee unanimously voted to recommend the county Board of Adjustment issue a conditional-use ...

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Missouri city approves rock quarrying permit for local business

Aug 23, 2013

Missouri city approves rock quarrying permit for local business

Lee’s Summit City Council on August 15 approved a special use permit that will allow a local businessman to extract rock for 10 years at a site near Pryor Road and Interstate 470 in Missouri, according to the Lee’s Summit ...

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What Happens in Vegas…

Aug 01, 2013

What Happens in Vegas…

Las Vegas Paving continues to pave the way with high hopes for a better, busier tomorrow.   By Kerry Clines, Contributing Editor   Everyone knows the saying, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” Well, that could very well be used to describe Las ...

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Company appeals decision to allow zoning change denial in Tennessee

Jul 22, 2013

Company appeals decision to allow zoning change denial in Tennessee

A company is appealing a ruling that prevents it from building a quarry in Castalian Springs, Tennessee, according to a report from The Tennessean. Western Farm Products LLC is appealing a decision Sumner County Chancellor Tom Gray made in March in ...

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Martin Marietta to be featured in elementary education program

Jun 26, 2013

Martin Marietta to be featured in elementary education program

Martin Marietta’s Jacksonville, North Carolina, rock quarry will be the main feature in Onslow County’s “Be a Rock Star” program for kids, according to Jacksonville Daily News. The program will give students in grades kindergarten through fifth the opportunity to learn ...

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Rock quarry owner proposes expansion in Sitka, Alaska

Jun 13, 2013

Rock quarry owner proposes expansion in Sitka, Alaska

The Baranof Island Housing Authority (BIHA) has requested to expand its Indian River Uplands Rock Quarry in Sitka, Alaska, according to the Daily Sitka Sentinel. The request to expand the site, located at the end of Yaw Drive near Indian River ...

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