Force majeure: A practical approach

Extreme weather and recent natural disasters have derailed some of our most important primary industries. Bill Morrissey and Julia Lawrence explain how a force majeure clause in contracts can protect quarrying operations whose obligations are impacted by the elements.
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N is for Non-metallic

As he ticks off the letters in his A–Z of quarrying terms, Bill Langer arrives at N, for non-metallics, better known as industrial minerals and common, high bulk, low unit value commodities.
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From hard rock to wine

As IQA members savour the taste and aroma of the many wines on offer in the Hunter Valley in October, former quarry operator and now winemaker Rainer Breit reflects on his career and why he has successfully crossed from quarries to vineyards.
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Quarry employees kills three in rampage

A disgruntled employee at a North California quarry opened fire on his workmates at a meeting earlier this month, killing three and injuring six, sparking a large-scale manhunt before being shot and killed by sheriff?s deputies on a routine patrol.
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Ensuring fire protection for heavy quarry vehicles

With the risk of fire ever-present in the operation of quarry vehicles, first-class safety systems and procedures are essential. Inadequate or improper fire protection in this highly specialised sector can, in the case of a fire, expose workers to extreme dangers, lead to potential loss of life, equipment and assets, and cause extensive downtime.
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