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KCSA Safety Seminar & Trade Show, Feb. 15-16

The Kentucky Crushed Stone Association is hosting the annual Safety and Educational Seminar on Monday, February 15th and Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 at the Louisville Marriott East in Louisville, Kentucky. This year’s event will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 15th with safety presentations. Following the safety presentations, we invite you to join our associate members for an opening reception in the trade show area located just outside the meeting roomClick here for the meeting details.

National Miners Day, December 6, 2015

National Miners Day, December 6, 2015 commemorates the worst industrial mine accident in American history when 362 miners perished in an explosion at the No. 6 and No. 8 mines in Monongah, W.Va., on this date in 1907. Today, more than 350,000 miners extract dozens of diverse minerals from the earth, including coal, gold, copper, silver, granite, limestone, salt and gravel. Click here to learn more about National Miners Day.

Ed Elliott w/Rogers Group, Testifies Before Congress on Mine Safety

Oct.21, 2015 - Ed Elliott with the Rogers Group, Inc. , a KCSA member, addressed the House Education and Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections during the "Protecting America's Workers: Reviewing Mine Safety Policies with Stakeholders" hearing. Despite improvements in stakeholder outreach and collaboration, many of MSHA's regulations are overly burdensome on aggregates producers. Elliott affirmed that the industry stands ready to continue working with MSHA on common-sense way to continue to improve the aggregates industry's safety record. Click here to watch the YouTube video. (The beginning of Ed's presentation is near the 38:40 minute mark).

WOTUS Rule Stayed Nationwide

Oct.9, 2015 - NSSGA has just learned that the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a nationwide stay on the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. Jointly proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), it radically expands federal jurisdiction over water that have little or no connection to flowing streams and rivers. The court noted that while there is no threat of immediate irreparable harm to any of the states "the sheer breadth of the ripple effects caused by the rule's definitional changes counsels strongly in favor of maintaining the status quo for the time being. Click here for more details.

Registration is now open for the 2016 Kentucky Aggregate Technician Courses. The course is for Sampling Technicians, Aggregate Technicians and requalification exams. Registration information and program fees, class dates and locations can be found by clicking here. Click here for the meeting details.

Mid-Year Summary of 2015 Fatal Accidents

Ten miners in the metal and nonmetal mining industry were killed as a result of accidents from January 1 to June 30, 2015. In the first six months of the year, two of the fatalities occurred at underground mines; eight at surface mines. Two of the miners were supervisors. Two trends in fatalities were noticed in the average age of the miners who died were 54 and fifty percent of the fatalities occurred at mines with less than 10 employees. Six of the fatalities occurred in the first quarter of the year. Two miners died in Machinery accidents. Powered Haulage, Falling/Sliding Material, Fall of Roof or Back and Hoisting accidents contributed to the deaths of the remaining 4 miners. Two of the fatalities were contractors. Four miners were killed in the second quarter of 2015. Powered Haulage, Falling/Sliding Material, Striking or Bumping and Fall of Person accidents claimed the lives of these four miners. Two of the fatalities were contractors. Click here to view the article.

Crushing It In Kentucky

Established in 1944, during the heart of World War II, the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association (KCSA) has grown to more than 100 members, of which one-third of the members are stone, sand or gravel producers with the other two-thirds being associate members who furnish and supply equipment such as trucks and loaders; services such as banking and insurance; and supplies such as fuel, tires and explosives that are used within the industry. There is also an honorary life membership category which recognizes individuals who have been active in supporting the industry during their careers. Click here to view the article.

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