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Safety Excellence

Sep 01, 2014

Safety Excellence

 If you surveyed a group of safety professionals and asked them what percentage of accidents are caused by conditions and what percentage are the result of at-risk behaviors, you would likely get a response of about 10 percent conditions and ...

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Equipment Management

Sep 01, 2014

Equipment Management

  Breakers are powerful, versatile, and efficient — crucial equipment for a mining or aggregates operation. Whether it is a hydraulic or gas-fired breaker, the attachment is a highly effective tool for sizing large aggregates; however, with the new and evolving ...

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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Take a virtual tour of Unimin’s underground operation in Guion, Ark.

Aug 27, 2014

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Take a virtual tour of Unimin’s underground operation in Guion, Ark.

  Unimin's Guion Plant, located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, has an underground mine, a surface quarry, and a sand processing plant. The nearly 100-year-old operation was incorporated in 1917 by the Duncan family and run by several generations ...

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How to avoid work zone injuries and deaths

Aug 27, 2014

How to avoid work zone injuries and deaths

Serious injury and death is becoming an all-too-common occurrence for highway construction workers. Although workers aren’t always at fault, there are several preventable measures that can be taken to help reduce the risk of such a horrible and tragic accident. Here ...

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Sneak peek: Inside Unimin’s safety strategies

Aug 25, 2014

Sneak peek: Inside Unimin’s safety strategies

Be sure to check out our plant profile of Unimin's underground operation in Guion, Ark., in the September issue of Aggregates Manager. The company has not only created an interesting and unique underground operation, but it has done so while establishing an ...

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State grants are down, but not out

Aug 22, 2014

State grants are down, but not out

Despite discussions about ending the state grants program, MSHA announced that it has allocated $8,348,423 in health and safety training grants for 47 states and the Navajo nation in fiscal year 2014. The funds  will be used to provide federally mandated training to ...

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5 easy ways to beat the heat at a construction site

Aug 11, 2014

5 easy ways to beat the heat at a construction site

Outdoor construction sites rarely see ideal temperatures, especially during the dog days of summer. Workers may spend hours under the sun, which can be a huge health hazard if certain safety procedures aren’t taken. Surviving the hottest days of the year ...

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Lexington hosts first ever mine competition

Aug 07, 2014

Lexington hosts first ever mine competition

Lexington, Kentucky, hosted the first ever national metal and nonmetal mine rescue competition. Mine rescue teams from across the country gathered to compete in 75-minute long drills that took them through real-life emergency scenarios. Competitors were fit with monitors to track their every ...

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MSHA Alert: Mining fatalities on the rise

Aug 05, 2014

MSHA Alert: Mining fatalities on the rise

The number of mining deaths in the United States is on the rise, according to a new report released by U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). 22 miners were killed in the first half of 2014, compared to 18 in ...

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Supply Lines: Ready for the Long Haul

Aug 01, 2014

Supply Lines:  Ready for  the Long Haul

Manufacturers focus on fuel efficiency, safety, ease of maintenance, and operator insights when updating models. By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief, tdunphy@randallreilly.com     High rimpull for heavy-duty applications Robust and reliable, new Volvo A25G and A30G articulated haulers have powerful, turbocharged six-cylinder Volvo engines. The Volvo drivetrain ...

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Quarry workers in Egypt risking life and limbs (PHOTOS)

Jul 25, 2014

Quarry workers in Egypt risking life and limbs (PHOTOS)

In the United States, safety of quarry workers is one of the top concerns. Unfortunately the same cannot be said in other parts of the world. For months, photographer Mohamed Ali Eddin has spent time documenting the dangerous conditions of ...

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Truck driver killed at sand and gravel mine

Jul 22, 2014

Truck driver killed at sand and gravel mine

Harold Steege, 58-year-old truck driver, was killed at a sand and gravel mine in Alma, Kansas. Steege arrived in his dump truck at a Hafenstine Construction owned sand and gravel operation for a load of material. He positioned his truck to ...

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