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Mining Deaths Drop to Historic Lows

According to the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), mining deaths dropped to historic lows in FY 2016. From Oct. 1, 2015, to Sept. 30, 2016, 24 deaths – a record low – occurred at the more than 13,000 mines nationwide, the lowest total since 34 in FY 2013. By contrast, in FY 2015, there were 38 mining deaths.

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A One-of-a-Kind Company

By Mark S. Kuhar

There are a lot of different types of companies in the aggregates industry, but Mellott Company is unique, to say the least. I found this out first hand on a recent trip to their headquarters in Warfordsburg, Pa.

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Get Off the Phone!

I can’t tell you the number of times I have been driving somewhere and looked over to see someone texting as they are driving. Cell phone use while operating a motor vehicle is a form of distracted driving and is extremely dangerous.

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A Reason for the Rise in Highway Fatalities

By Mark S. Kuhar

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) just released its statistics on automobile fatalities and the news is grim.

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Rock Products 120 Years Strong

One of the most honored duties that falls to the editor of a long-serving trade magazine is the opportunity to mark a major milestone. This issue celebrates the 120th anniversary of Rock Products.

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