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August 2013

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PG Ohio An Athens County Sheriff's deputy was injured while chasing a suspect in a scrap-metal theft at a local aggregates operation. The Athens News reports that Lt. Steve Sedwick tore ligaments in his knee while chasing a suspect. The injured deputy was expected to miss several weeks of work. He and two other officers were called to Cochran's Sand and Gravel on a report that three people were stealing scrap metal, including aluminum running boards from the operation's dump truck, a power takeoff drive from the truck, two pulleys, a large metal pin from a bulldozer, a machine drive, and a grease pump. The items were valued at $3,000 to $4,000. Authorities said they believe they have identified one suspect. It's Dangerous Out There Pennsylvania Gill Quarries Inc. and East Norriton Township met earlier this year to discuss the operator's reclamation plans after the township filed an appeal with the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board regarding those plans. According to The Times Herald, the discussions resulted in an agreement that would allow the township to receive a tipping fee of 1.5 percent of the fees received and collected by the site as part of its reclamation plans to fill the pit with clean fill. The company is now accepting truckloads of clean fill and will begin paying tipping fees to the township on Jan. 1, 2014. ALWAYS BE SAFE Whether you work off the road or over the road, Bridgestone wants you to make safety your first concern. Maintaining a safe workplace and reinforcing safety rules contributes to a more productive operation and reduces costs. If you need a better reason, it saves lives. LESSONS IN SAFETY There is simply nothing more important than starting your shift safely and getting your people home without harm. Pennsylvania Pennsy Supply agreed to preserve 400 acres around two Luzerne County trout streams in exchange for permission to mine 184 acres through its Small Mountain Quarry. The Standard Speaker reports that the operator signed an agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conserve 100 acres around a trout stream near its quarry in Dorrance. It also purchased the conservation rights on another 300 acres from the Earth Conservancy. With approvals from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Pennsy is now set to quarry a 316-acre site, which includes previously permitted land. South Dakota That's why we've produced a series of short videos that you can use in safety meetings or at shift start. Access them at bridgestoneminingsolutions .com/safety and select from a range of topics. An '80s tribute band was expected to kick off the 26th annual Quarry Days at the Dell City Rapids Chamber of Commerce's "Rock the Quarry" Concert. A golf tournament, baseball game, car show, fire safety event, and 5k run/walk event are all part of the festivities. The Dell Rapids Tribune reports that L.G. Everist will offer train rides, while mud racing, a hip hop talent show, and Little Miss Quarry Days Pageant round out the activities. Province News As it nears its first anniversary, the Kalum Quarry, owned and operated by the Kitsumkalum First Nation, is nearing full operation. The Terrace Standard reports that the Terrace, British Columbia, operation has two rail spurs and a 20-year contract with Canadian Northern Railway. Two contractors, White Bear Industries Ltd. and Wayne Hansen Construction Ltd., provide crushing and drilling, while the site employs nine workers for other positions. Province News In mid-June, a worker at a quarry near Bissett, Manitoba, had to run for cover when a pair of men reportedly opened fire on the site. According to, the police were called to the site after shots were fired. Two suspects, Michael John Shrindruk and Kelly-Ross Gratton were arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. They face numerous charges, including attempted murder. In addition, a total of six firearms were seized. Bridgestone Commercial Solutions For your nearest Bridgestone Authorized Dealer, visit our website ©2013 Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Text INFO to 205-289-3782 or visit 12 BAN120164_Equip World Fractional Ad 1 1 Untitled-59 1 Aggregates Manager August 2013 DATE 12.19.12 StateNews_AGRM0813.indd 12 CLIENT Bandag 12/19/12 2:19 PM 6/13/13 8:55 AM JOB # BAN120164 INITIALS CD Rob P. DATE 7/17/13 1:58 PM

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