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Eriez Accomplishes 1,000 Days without a Lost-Time Accident

Eriez announced  that May 19, 2011, marked 1,000 days that Eriez Headquarters employees have worked without a lost time accident. “This milestone achievement distinctly demonstrates the personal accountability our employees take when it comes to safety,” said Tim Shuttleworth, Eriez president and CEO.

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Time to Modernize Mine Safety By James Sharpe

The Mine Act was substantially amended for the first time ever in 2006, but Democrats want another makeover to give the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) more power to enforce safety in the nation's mines. On the other hand, Republicans and mine operators say the agency has enough weapons, it just needs to apply them more effectively.

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ALJ Rules MSHA Has Right To Review Records in Mine Operator's Custody

In a move that will have repercussions for aggregates operations up the road, Administrative Law Judge Kenneth R. Andrews with the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission ruled in MSHA’s favor in two separate but similar cases brought by coal mining companies Massey Energy and Peabody Energy, respectively.

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Connecticut Quarry Questioned

Some residents of Bozrah, Conn., are blasting a proposed quarry, saying the rock-crushing project between Brush Hill and Stockhouse roads would cause too much disruption in the quiet town, according to local sources. Rawson Materials of Putnam, Conn., has proposed the quarry.

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