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Industry Suffers Eighth Fatality of 2017

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is reporting that on Sept. 5, 2017, a 20-year-old plant operator with 23 weeks of experience was fatally injured at a sand and gravel mine. The victim was performing maintenance on a belt conveyor when he became entangled in the tail pulley.

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Congressional Representatives Visit Quarries

Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), chairman of the House Rules Committee, visited Martin Marietta’s Southwest, Cement and Southwest Ready Mix divisional headquarters office in Dallas on Aug. 23.

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Trump Nominates Trombino to Head FHWA

President Donald Trump will nominate Paul Trombino III, P.E., to be administrator of the Federal Highway Administration. He is set to transition to the agency from Iowa-based McClure Engineering Co., a nine-office transportation and environmental firm for which he has served as president since January 2017.

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NSSGA Announces Environmental Awards

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced the recipients of the 2017 Environmental Excellence, Safety Excellence, Stars of Excellence and the Environmental Leadership Awards.

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California Property Purchased for Quarry Development

Shopoff Realty Investments, a national manager of opportunistic and value-add real estate investments, announced that the company has acquired the Mead Valley Quarry, a 577-acre vacant land site in unincorporated Riverside County, northwest of Perris, Calif.

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