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MSHA Issues Third-Quarter Fatality Data

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration released a summary of U.S. mining deaths that occurred during the third quarter of 2014. From July 1 to Sept. 30, eight miners were killed in accidents at work, including five in metal and nonmetal mining and three in coal mining. In that same period in 2013, nine miners died in mining accidents.

 

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Caterpillar Reports Improved Third-Quarter Results

Caterpillar Inc. announced profit per share of $1.63 for the third quarter of 2014, an increase from third-quarter 2013 profit per share of $1.45. The third quarter of 2014 included a negative impact of $0.09 per share for restructuring costs. Excluding restructuring costs, third-quarter 2014 profit per share was $1.72. Third-quarter 2014 sales and revenues were $13.549 billion, up from $13.423 billion in the third quarter of 2013.

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Highbank Banks on New Canadian Aggregates Plant

The piling work for the load-out conveyor and mooring dolphins at Highbank Resources Ltd.’s new South Point North (SPN) aggregate operation in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, have been completed and the conveyor sections and receiving hopper are now in place, according to the company. Preparatory work for installation of the crushing, screening and washing equipment for treating an estimated 72 million tons of aggregate is progressing. The barge-loading facility is also expected to be fully operational soon.

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