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MSHA Can Audit Records

MSHAredJune 3, 2012 – In an important decision that could impact aggregates producers, by a four-to-one vote the Review Commission upheld the right of MSHA to inspect and copy employee medical records held by mining companies. 

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Transportation Bill Moving Forward

On May 8, the Surface Transportation Bill Conference Committee began negotiations to reconcile the Senate’s surface transportation bill, MAP-21 (S. 1813), with the measure approved by the House (H.R. 4248).

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Fatality #7

Fatality7May 30, 2012 – On May 23, a 36-year-old foreman with about 9½ years of experience was killed at a sand and gravel operation. He was operating an excavator on a dike separating two ponds. The ground beneath the excavator tracks failed and the excavator toppled into one of the ponds. This is the seventh fatality reported in calendar year 2012 in the metal/nonmetal mining industries.

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Registration and Housing are Open

MINExpo2012May 21, 2012 – Momentum is already building for MINExpo 2012, the  largest and most comprehensive U.S. exposition dedicated to mining-specific equipment, products and services. Registration and housing are open.

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Construction Equipment Sales Exploded in 2011

Sales of construction equipment by the world’s 50 largest manufacturers grew 25 percent last year to $182 billion, according to the annual Yellow Table survey by KHL Group. This was a record for the industry, surpassing the previous high of $168 billion set in 2008, prior to the global financial crisis.

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