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Stay Out! Stay Alive!

LC QuarryPicBy Mark S. Kuhar

If you do a Google search on “Quarry” this time of year, you will invariably come up with a great many articles about people who have died swimming in an active or abandoned quarry. Consequently, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) created “Stay Out! Stay Alive!” – a public safety campaign to educate children and adults about the existing hazards at a mine site.

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Getting Schooled in Infrastructure

Getting Schooled in Infrastructure By Mark S. Kuhar

The “Getting Schooled in Infrastructure” school bus tour kicked off at the now-closed I-495 bridge in Wilmington, Del., with a real school bus that has been crushed and carries a prop resembling a large piece of a fallen bridge. The bus will travel through more than 22 cities and Congressional districts.

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World’s Largest Two-Axle All-Wheel-Drive Mining Truck

Belaz-75710The Belaz-75710 is reportedly the world’s largest mining two-axle all-wheel-drive dump truck. With weight-carrying capacity of 450 metric tons, the new vehicle rolled out of the BelAZ plant in late 2013 is being field tested as the biggest machine of its class with a record-breaking capacity.

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NSSGA Young Leaders: Greetings from Palm Springs

NSSGA Young Leaders: Greetings from Palm Springs Members of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) Young Leaders (YL) gathered at the Riviera Palm Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, Calif., in April for their annual meeting. Once again, I had the pleasure of attending such a great networking and informative event.

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Dig it at Diggerland

Diggerland USA will be a construction-themed adventure park where “children and their families will be able to drive, ride and operate heavy machinery in a safe family-friendly environment.” I can’t wait to go to Diggerland!

Diggerland USA will be a construction-themed adventure park where “children and their families will be able to drive, ride and operate heavy machinery in a safe family-friendly environment.”

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