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Transportation Empowerment Act Fails Us

Let’s get this out of the way right now. The Transportation Empowerment Act is bad for the aggregates industry.

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Off-Highway Diesel Prices

The national estimated average price-per-gallon for off-highway diesel fuel as of Oct. 7 is $3.473. That is lower than the previous comparison price-per-gallon of $3.508.

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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Mine Rescue Contest Crowns New Winner

Doe Run Co.’s “Maroon Team” from Viburnum, Mo., won the 2014 National Metal and Nonmetal Mine Rescue Contest held August 4-7 in Lexington, Ky. FMC Minerals’ “Red Team” from Green River, Wyo., and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant’s “WIPP Red Team” from Carlsbad, N.M., rounded out the top three.

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