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Cement plant worker injured after being struck in the chest by saw

Nov 11, 2015

Cement plant worker injured after being struck in the chest by saw

A worker at a cement plant was seriously injured when a rotary saw struck him in the chest.   According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the contract employee was working at the cement plant attempting to saw through a 6-inch ...

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Lehigh Hanson’s Romeoville Quarry demonstrates how energy efficiency pays off

Nov 11, 2015

Lehigh Hanson’s Romeoville Quarry demonstrates how energy efficiency pays off

Romeoville Quarry, a Lehigh Hanson crushed stone operation located in a suburb southwest of Chicago, opened as a Material Service quarry in the 1930s. It was originally owned by the Crown family of Chicago, and was sold to Lehigh Hanson ...

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Construction deaths up 10% in preliminary 2014 report; total leads all industries

Nov 02, 2015

Construction deaths up 10% in preliminary 2014 report; total leads all industries

Nearly 4,700 people were killed on the job in 2014, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with the construction industry accounting for nearly one-fifth of those deaths. The number of construction workers killed on the job increased ...

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MSHA issued 47 total citations at seven mines during September inspections

Oct 29, 2015

MSHA issued 47 total citations at seven mines during September inspections

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration doled out 47 citations to seven metal and nonmetal mines during inspection in September. MSHA reported that mines in New Hampshire, Ohio, Nevada, Kentucky and Minnesota were inspected, and none came out with perfect record. ...

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Two miners injured at New Jersey quarry after a conveyor system exploded

Oct 15, 2015

Two miners injured at New Jersey quarry after a conveyor system exploded

A conveyor belt system at a quarry in New Jersey exploded during maintenance and left two workers with minor injuries. According to NJ.com, the workers were doing maintenance on the conveyor belt system when it exploded and caught fire just before 10 p.m. ...

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Metal and nonmetal mines get a total of 61 citations during August MSHA inspections

Oct 06, 2015

Metal and nonmetal mines get a total of 61 citations during August MSHA inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration handed out 61 citations to six different mines during August inspections. MSHA announced that it inspected seven metal and nonmetal mines in August, and all but one received at least a minor citation. The sole operation ...

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MSHA issues seasonal safety alert for mining operations as fall begins

Sep 30, 2015

As the fall gets fully underway, miners across the country face new hazards as mines prepare for the winter season and begin working on tasks that aren't as familiar as the daily workload. The Mine Safety and Health Administration has ...

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Top Operations: Trinity Materials’ Indian Village Plant is diggin’ Cajun style

Sep 17, 2015

Top Operations: Trinity Materials’ Indian Village Plant is diggin’ Cajun style

« Click here to return and cast your vote for the Indian Village plant in the Top Operations contest   Click here to return to see all the entries in the Top Operations contest »   Southwest Louisiana is dotted with lakes, swamps, and ...

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Top Operations: Dolese Brothers’ Davis Quarry

Sep 16, 2015

Top Operations: Dolese Brothers’ Davis Quarry

« Click here to return and cast your vote for Davis Quarry in the Top Operations contest   Click here to return to see all the entries in the Top Operations contest »                 In the late 1800s, four brothers started a public works ...

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Top Operations: Cemex’s Balcones Quarry

Sep 14, 2015

Top Operations: Cemex’s Balcones Quarry

« Click here to return and cast your vote for the Balcones Quarry in the Top Operations contest   Click here to return to see all the entries in the Top Operations contest »   When Cemex looked for ways to improve company performance, ...

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Assessing noise and dust exposure

Sep 02, 2015

Assessing noise and dust exposure

Since the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Unimin Corp. developed the Helmet-CAM assessment technology, which integrates video and dust data into an exposure assessment tool, it has proven to be so effective for assessing respirable dust ...

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Rogers Group’s Pottsville Quarry reaches for the stars

Sep 02, 2015

Rogers Group’s Pottsville Quarry  reaches for the stars

Pottsville Quarry is Rogers Group, Inc.’s largest producing plant in southern middle Tennessee, but it hasn’t always been so. The quarry was just a glimmer in the eye of company executives when the greenfield site was purchased in the mid-1980s. “We ...

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