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Martin Marietta’s Guernsey Quarry manages production of five mineral deposits

Feb 03, 2016

Martin Marietta’s Guernsey Quarry manages production of five mineral deposits

Martin Marietta’s Guernsey Quarry is nestled in the hills and glacial landscapes of southeastern Wyoming on the outskirts of Guernsey, a small town with a population of just over 1,000. The quarry, quite literally, is rife with aggregate deposits. Five ...

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Martin Marietta’s Guernsey Quarry earns recognition for safety

Feb 01, 2016

Martin  Marietta’s Guernsey Quarry earns recognition for safety

Nearly seven years ago, Martin Marietta acquired the Guernsey Quarry, which is located in a small town in southeastern Wyoming. The site boasts five geological rock types: limestone, dolomite, quartzite, basalt, and sandstone. While modernizations are taking place at the ...

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Miner seriously injured at a crushed and broken stone mine

Jan 22, 2016

Miner seriously injured at a crushed and broken stone mine

A miner at a crushed and broken stone mine was injured when rocks fell on him as he was trying to remove blockage from an impact crusher. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the miner entered a impact crusher to ...

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Mining deaths hit historic lows in 2015

Jan 18, 2016

Mining deaths hit historic lows in 2015

Fewer the 30 miners died in 2015 from work-related accidents for the first time in recorded history. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, there were just 28 mining deaths across coal and metal/non-metal mining. That's down from 45 in ...

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Cemex helps Boy Scouts earn mining merit badge

Dec 20, 2015

Cemex helps Boy Scouts earn mining merit badge

The launch of the Boy Scouts Mining in Society merit badge in February 2014 spurred discussion among Cemex officials about hosting a summer camp that would enable scouts to earn the badge. Earlier this year, we made it happen. On Aug. ...

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Cement plant worker dies after being hit in the head by a boom

Dec 16, 2015

Cement plant worker dies after being hit in the head by a boom

A worker at a cement plant in Iowa died after he was struck by a boom. According to Quad Cities Online, the man was at the cement plant in Buffalo, Iowa owned by Continental Cement Company on Tuesday when the accident occurred. He was ...

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MSHA releases safety alert in hopes that miners will get to ‘go home for the holidays’

Dec 14, 2015

MSHA releases safety alert in hopes that miners will get to ‘go home for the holidays’

The Mine Safety and Health Administration wants to ensure that miners all have a chance to get home safely for the holidays. MSHA released a seasonal safety alert to remind workers not to get distracted during the holiday season and stay focused ...

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25 Days of RollOuts: Dyno Nobel’s DigiShot 300 RF system

Dec 03, 2015

25 Days of RollOuts: Dyno Nobel’s DigiShot 300 RF system

Dyno Nobel and its joint venture partner, DetNet, offer the new DigiShot 300 RF system, which is designed to improve safety of blasting operations. The system is designed for single-box firing with the capability of firing up to 450 detonators ...

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Kelly Bailey named 2015 AggMan of the Year

Nov 28, 2015

Kelly Bailey named 2015 AggMan of the Year

For more than 40 years, Kelly Bailey, 2015 AggMan of the Year, has worked diligently to protect worker health and safety. As the aggregates industry’s first industrial hygienist, he has pioneered the use of sound science and data collection and ...

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Vulcan Materials wins safety award from N.C. Department of Labor

Nov 16, 2015

Vulcan Materials wins safety award from N.C. Department of Labor

Vulcan Materials Company recently took home nearly 20 gold awards in North Carolina for its commitment to safety at large and small quarry operations across the state. The Davie County Enterprise-Record reported that the North Carolina Department of Labor awarded Vulcan with 19 gold awards ...

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Drones can improve stockpile analysis and safety

Nov 16, 2015

Drones are increasingly being used to assess the volume and value of stockpiles.

Operators who want quicker turnaround time on stockpile measurements, highwall inspections, and even greenfield surveying are increasingly turning to the use of drones. In fact, it’s the focus of one of Tuesday afternoon's educational sessions at CalCIMA’s 2015 Educational Conference in Monterey, ...

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State grants program gains ground

Nov 12, 2015

State grants program gains ground

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that it has awarded $8,441,000 in grant funding to 47 states and the Navajo Nation to reduce mining accidents, injuries, and illnesses by supporting safety and health training courses and other programs. ...

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