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Data That Strengthens Ready Mixed Products

You need aggregates to make concrete, and the quality of concrete plays a vital role in the strength and durability of a structure. Hence it is important to ensure that the concrete is of the best quality using sound quality control measures. Once water is added to the mix, the chemical reaction starts the clock ticking on how much time is available to transport and deliver the concrete to the right job location.

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Regulatory Agenda Offers Encouraging Signs

According to the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), the Trump administration’s latest regulatory agenda offered encouraging signs for aggregates industry priorities, including the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule, Endangered Species Act and Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA) improvements. 

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MSHA Reports Ninth Fatality of the Year

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on Oct. 2, a 40-year-old miner with 20 years of experience was fatally injured when struck by stemming sand ejected from a borehole.

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MSHA Scofflaw Program Reclaims Unpaid Safety and Health Fines

Seven months after taking action to strengthen enforcement efforts regarding delinquent fines and mine violations, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that 49 mine operators have either taken steps to enter into payment agreements or satisfied their delinquent debts, resulting in $5.2 million in recovered fines.

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