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MSHA Reports Fatality at Ohio Operation

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on May 2, a miner entered a dredged sand and gravel bin through a lower access hatch to clear an obstruction. The miner was clearing the blockage with a bar when the material inside the bin fell and engulfed him.

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MINExpo 2020 Postponed Until September 2021

The National Mining Association (NMA), MINExpo 2020 sponsor, has made its highest priority the health, well-being and safety of exhibitors, attendees, stakeholders and their respective families and colleagues, as well as event partners in Las Vegas. The advance of COVID-19 around the world has made holding the show in September 2020 impracticable under the circumstances, NMA said.

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Rural Roads Report Details Ominous Conditions

America’s rural transportation system is in need of repairs and modernization to support economic growth and improve traffic safety in the nation’s Heartland, but the United States faces a $211 billion backlog in funding for needed repairs and improvements to the rural transportation system. This is according to a new report released by TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit. 

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Bipartisan Congressional Coalition Calls for State DOT Support

Reps. Conor Lamb (D-Pa.) and Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio), both members of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, led a coalition of bipartisan members in a letter to House leadership encouraging support for state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) in the next package of COVID-19 relief legislation. This aid will help critical infrastructure projects move forward, while also keeping other critical state DOT functions operational.

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The Sunrock Group Acquires Canadian Reserves

The Sunrock Group, a privately held construction materials supplier headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., has acquired an existing quarry with 1,400 acres of high-quality aggregate reserves from Brazil-based Votorantim Cimentos’ North American business unit Canada Building Materials/St. Mary’s Cement.

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