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Firefighters use heavy equipment to control fire at sand and gravel facility

Aug 11, 2015

Firefighters use heavy equipment to control fire at sand and gravel facility

A fire broke out at a Massachusetts sand and gravel facility Tuesday, and the firefighters on the scene put to use some of the heavy equipment that's usually moving aggregates instead of burning debris. According to Patch.com, the fire started early Tuesday ...

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Sand and gravel plant superintendent dies after dredge capsized

Aug 05, 2015

Sand and gravel plant superintendent dies after dredge capsized

A superintendent at a sand and gravel operation died after a dredge capsized. According to Mine Safety and Health Administration, the 50-year-old man was working with another miner on a floating dredge to dislodge a clamshell bucket that became stuck at the ...

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Floating pump platform capsizes and leads to near miss at sand and gravel operation

Jun 11, 2015

Floating pump platform capsizes and leads to near miss at sand and gravel operation

The Mine Safety and Health Administration released a near-miss accident report following an accident at a surface sand and gravel operation where a floating pump platform capsized.  Two miners were servicing a floating pump platform on a boat when one of ...

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Success in the Pacific Northwest

Feb 01, 2014

Success in the Pacific Northwest

CalPortland’s Santosh Aggregate Plant continues to scoop up profits in Oregon, one dragline bucket at a time.   By Kerry Clines, Contributing Editor   Northwest of Portland, Ore., in the small town of Scappoose, is an area along the Columbia River that is situated ...

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Diesel tank explodes at Colorado sand and gravel operation

Nov 12, 2013

Diesel tank explodes at Colorado sand and gravel operation

A diesel tank exploded Monday at a sand and gravel operation in Loveland, Colorado, injuring two workers, Denver’s ABC 7 News reports. The two men were welding the tank at Jake Kauffman & Son Inc. when it exploded. The tank contained ...

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District court orders American Industries to pay overdue mine safety fines to Department of Labor

May 16, 2013

District court orders American Industries to pay overdue mine safety fines to Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor has won a lawsuit against American Industries in which the DOL argued the company's Jewett City operation violated the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, which authorizes the department to sue operators who ...

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Going With the Flow

Apr 01, 2012

Going With the Flow

When access to its river aggregate supply was cut off, Churchman Sand & Gravel turned to recycling material brought in by construction and landscaping companies. Fred Churchman opened Churchman Sand & Gravel in Tucson in 1946. Dick Smith became a partner ...

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Stop Slips and Falls

Feb 16, 2012

Stop Slips and Falls

Train workers to use proper safety equipment and take proper preventive measures. Compiled by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief   The accident: On June 30, 2000, a 33-year-old supervisor with two years of mining experience was fatally injured at a sand and gravel operation. He ...

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Data Mining May 2011

May 07, 2011

Data Mining May 2011

Little financial news to cheer about By George H. Reddin The construction materials sector has not had much to cheer about over the last few years. Congress did pass a short-term extension to the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A ...

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State and Province News December 2010

Dec 01, 2010

To keep up to date with this breakdown of news in the United States and Canada, visit www.AggMan.com for daily updates. By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief   California The Azusa City Council voted unanimously to hold a special election on Jan. 25, 2011. The San ...

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