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Deaths from Falls Prompt MSHA Warning

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that 28 miners have died after falling from heights over the last 10 years. Deaths from falls have increased from 8% to 19% of mining fatalities in the last two years. This is due to:

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Missouri Limestone Producers Association Grants Scholarships

The Missouri Limestone Producers Association (MLPA) announced the names of the 13 students who will be receiving the 2020 MLPA Scholarship Foundation Scholarship awards for the purposes of furthering their education through four-year and two-year programs.

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Housing Shows Strength as Sales and Permits Rise

Consistent with National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) forecast, home building data are showing signs of leading an emerging economic rebound. While risks to the outlook remain, particularly in the form of local, rising virus spread and ongoing layoffs, the recession appears to have taken a short and sharp downturn, according to Chief Economist Robert Dietz.

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Peckham Applauds Release of New York CHIPS Funding

Peckham Industries applauded recent action taken by New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other officials to release the funding for CHIPS (the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program). 

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Construction Labor Costs Stabilize

Engineering and Construction costs fell in June, according to IHS Markit and the Procurement Executives Group (PEG). The current headline IHS Markit PEG Engineering and Construction Cost Index registered 49.0 in June, falling just short of the neutral mark 50; a neutral index reading indicates responders see no change in pricing. The materials and equipment portion of the index came in at 47.2, still indicating falling prices, while the sub-contractor portion came in at 53.2, signaling rising costs.

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