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Highbank Building Barge Load-Out

Highbank Resources Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, has finalized a contract with Foresight Innovations Ltd. of Victoria, B.C., to drive the pilings and complete the infrastructure for the company's barge load-out facility at Swamp Point North. Work is expected to commence at the site this month with completion anticipated in 2-3 weeks.

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Metal/Nonmetal Sector Suffers 17th Fatality

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), on August 2, 2014, a 53-year-old plant operator with 25 years of experience was killed at a sand and gravel plant. The victim was working under the raised bed of a dump truck when the wooden block supporting the load suddenly failed, allowing the bed to fall and pin him. The victim was working alone and was not found until 10 a.m. on August 3, 2014.

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