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Construction industry gains 48k jobs in January

Feb 12, 2014

Construction industry gains 48k jobs in January

The U.S. construction industry gained 48,000 jobs in January, according to data released Friday by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The loss pushed the industry from 5.874 million jobs in December (revised from 5.851 million) to 5.922 ...

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Maine stone crushing operation ordered to pay former employee $6,000 in back wages to resolve lawsuit

Dec 05, 2013

Maine stone crushing operation ordered to pay former employee $6,000 in back wages to resolve lawsuit

The Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced Tuesday that Ferraiolo Construction Inc. and owner-president John Ferraiolo, operators of the Portable Pioneer Plant in Thomaston, Maine, will provide $6,000 in compensation to a former employee and take other corrective action ...

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U.S. mining accomplishes nearly 30-year low in fatalities, injuries in 2012

Jul 15, 2013

U.S. mining accomplishes nearly 30-year low in fatalities, injuries in 2012

The U.S. experienced in 2012 its lowest fatality and injury rates in the history of the country’s mining and the lowest contractor fatalities in nearly 30 years, according to data released this month from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine ...

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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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U.S. Department of Labor releases 2014 budget request

Apr 10, 2013

U.S. Department of Labor releases 2014 budget request

Prior to the web chat on the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed budget, Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris released the Department of Labor’s fiscal year 2014 budget request. Among budget highlight affecting the aggregates industry is an additional $5.8 ...

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Secretary of Labor hosts web chat on Labor Department’s 2014 proposed budget

Apr 10, 2013

Secretary of Labor hosts web chat on Labor Department’s 2014 proposed budget

Secretary of Labor hosts web chat on Labor Department’s 2014 proposed budget Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris will host a webchat on the U.S. Department of Labor’s fiscal year 2014 budget request at 2:45 p.m. Eastern Time on April ...

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MSHA expands Upper Big Branch explosion investigation team, names internal review team

May 06, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has formed a supplemental investigation group to augment the efforts of the agency's accident investigation team to determine the cause of the explosion that occurred April 5 at Massey ...

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U.S. Department of Labor, mining community commemorating 40th anniversary of Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969

Mar 19, 2010

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, along with Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joseph A. Main, will be among the key speakers at the 40th anniversary commemoration of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act ...

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