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Screen Machine Celebrates 50th Anniversary

ScreenMachine 1Screen Machine invited dealers, suppliers, local, state and federal officials, families of employees and other special guests to its 125,000-sq.-ft. facility in Etna, Ohio, to celebrate the company's 50th anniversary.

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NSSGA Pushes Tax Reform

Before leaving town for a week-long recess, GOP members of the U.S. House of Representatives released a policy paper that advocated for lowering the corporate tax rate from 35 to 20 percent.

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Review Commission Decision: Turn Over Employee Contact Information

In a split decision reported by Ellen Smith of Mine Safety and Health News, the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission on May 17 found that MSHA has the right to request employee contact information to interview mine employees who may have knowledge about conditions in a mine where MSHA was conducting a 110(c) investigation, and where dangerous conditions existed over multiple shifts and for several days.

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Two Killed at Sand and Gravel Operation

On June 3, a 24-year old haul-truck operator, with nine months of experience, and a 56-year old hydraulic-excavator operator, with six years of experience, were killed at Green Brothers Gravel Co. Inc.'s Harmony Mine & Mill in Mississippi.

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Enhanced MSHA Enforcement to Begin July 1

On July 1, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will begin enhanced enforcement of “Rules to Live By,” its initiative of standards commonly cited following mine deaths, as well as some standards for the coal industry.

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