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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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Software solutions for improving production, costs and safety

Jul 21, 2014

Software solutions for improving production, costs and safety

The right technology can not only streamline production processes and costs, it can also enhance safety.   Next generation of simulation software AggFlow Design and Manage, from Bedrock Software, LLC, is a hybrid program that allows workers to work on-line or off-line and ...

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CalPortland pleases neighbors by focusing on safety, noise, and dust

Jul 18, 2014

CalPortland pleases neighbors by focusing on safety, noise, and dust

When it comes to making good impressions on neighbors, CalPortland focuses on the triple-threat: safety, noise, and dust. Safety is the top priority, says Bill Larson, vice president of marketing for Glendora, Calif.-based CalPortland Co. “To integrate with the community, it’s ...

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Send in your best safety practices this month

Jul 08, 2014

Send in your best safety practices this month

What does your operation do to promote safe practices? That’s what we want to know as part of our Safety Tips contest. The contest gives you the opportunity to impact the industry by sharing your best practices with other readers. Any safety ...

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Share your safety tips

Jun 27, 2014

Share your safety tips

Here at Aggman.com, we place a lot of importance on safety. We update you with alerts and reports from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), share information about operations with exemplary safety practices and even offer tips for keeping workers ...

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How to avoid explosions at mining sites

Jun 26, 2014

How to avoid explosions at mining sites

An accident involving an exploding centrifugal pump part at sand and gravel mine has resulted in the death of a production supervisor, according to an accident report released Wednesday by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The June 18, 2014 ...

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Transportation talks heat up in Senate

Jun 05, 2014

Transportation talks heat up in Senate

Highway funding is a hot topic in the Senate this week as the Appropriations Committee moves the Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) bill to the full Senate floor, the Commerce Committee evaluates the House’s plan to use U.S. ...

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MSHA’s April impact inspections result in 58 citations

May 30, 2014

MSHA’s April impact inspections result in 58 citations

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced Thursday that it issued 58 citations and 14 orders to metal and nonmetal mines during April impact inspections. Of those, a limestone mine received 13 citations, while three other plants mining metals and ...

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How one quarry brings focus to environment, community and safety

May 29, 2014

How one quarry brings focus to environment, community and safety

Environmental conservation, community relations and safety are all important aspects of a successful quarry operation, and San Antonio, Texas-based Beckmann Quarry puts a strong focus on all three. The quarry, a Martin Marietta Materials operation, implements a variety of unique approaches ...

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