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SYDNEY – Safe Australia has launched a national campaign to raise awareness of occupational lung diseases. Entitled “Clean Air, Clean Lungs,” the campaign targets industries with a high risk of workers contracting lung diseases, including stone fabricators exposed to crystalline silica leading to silicosis..

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Former LATICRETE executive Ed Metcalf is the 2021 recipient of the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) Joe A. Tarver Service to the Industry Award. The award honors Tarver, who served as the organization’s executive director from 1972-2002.

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SALISBURY PLAIN, U.K. – A lost piece of England’s Stonehenge monument has helped experts understand the prehistoric structure. A core cut by a diamond cutter in 1958 and returned on his death shows the historic stones are 99.7% quartz crystals, making them practically indestructible.

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind.David Ross Fell, 59, president of BG Hoadley Quarries, passed away Aug. 4. Fell led the multigenerational limestone quarrier for more than 37 years. His mother and two of his three children remain active in the business.