Aggregates Manager Digital Magazine
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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
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.
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.
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
.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.
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.
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 www.cjob.com, 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.
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