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MSHA Reports 10th Fatality

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on June 19, a miner died while inspecting a stockpile for oversized material. As the victim walked along the toe of the stockpile, a portion of the stockpile collapsed, covering him with approximately 4 ft. of material.

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California Congestion, Road Conditions in Need of Investment

According to a report released by TRIP – Restoring the Interstate Highway System: Meeting America’s Transportation Needs with a Reliable, Safe & Well-Maintained National Highway Network – in California, 86% of urban Interstate highways are considered congested during peak hours, the greatest share in the country. Vehicle travel on California’s Interstates increased 17% from 2000 to 2018. Eight percent of Interstate travel in California is by combination trucks.

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Covia Files Chapter 11; Plans Restructuring

Covia has filed for bankruptcy, seeking to cut more than $1 billion in debt as a result of the economic disruption sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic and low oil prices.

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TRIP Interstate Highway System Report Details Deficiencies

As the U.S. Interstate Highway System reaches 64 years old, it faces increasing congestion, unprecedented levels of travel – particularly by large trucks – and insufficient funding to make needed repairs and improvements.

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Canada and Ontario Governments Invest in Rural Infrastructure

The governments of Canada and Ontario recognize the different ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected smaller communities across the province. While moving toward recovery, investments in infrastructure in rural and northern Ontario are vital to successful, sustainable communities and their economies, officials said.

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