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Conveyor Surveys Identify Areas in Need of Improvement

ASGCO Complete Conveyor Solutions provides bulk material handlers ways to cut operating costs and downtime along with improving the safety of their operations. The company conducts a complete on-site survey of all the conveyor systems and produces a comprehensive report based on this inspection.

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DRA Buys Taggart Global From Forge

DRA Group Holdings Pty. Ltd. will acquire the Forge Group North America companies formerly known as Taggart Global. The transaction is expected to close shortly and the terms of the deal were not disclosed. DRA is a South African-based multidisciplinary engineering group that specializes in mining, minerals processing and infrastructure services. It has offices and operations in nine African countries, Australia, Canada, China, India and the USA now.

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Foresight Extinguishes Deer Run Fire

Foresight Energy announced that on July 28 a team of examiners and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) officials re-entered the company’s Deer Run mine and conducted an examination. This examination included visual observations and air quality and quantity readings throughout the mine. Based on this exam, and the continued low carbon monoxide levels, it appears that the effort to contain and extinguish the fire has been successful.

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Antelope Mine Wins National Reclamation Award

Cloud Peak Energy’s Antelope mine, located in northeastern Wyoming, received the 2014 Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Award from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. The mine was recognized for its innovative techniques to promote native plant species and control cheatgrass, an introduced, invasive, and undesirable plant species.

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MSHA Unveils Plan to Change Civil Penalty Outlines

Federal officials are citing a more simplified, consistent process and a greater emphasis on more serious conditions for its move to publish a proposed rule that will change the way the industry is assessed civil penalties.

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