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DOL/MSHA Media Advisory
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Contact: Amy Louviere
Phone: (202) 693-9423

Released Monday, March 31, 2003

U.S. Mine Safety Director to Visit Alabama Quarry Operation

SYLACAUGA, Ala. - Dave D. Lauriski, assistant secretary of labor for mine safety and health, will visit the Imerys Gantts Quarry on Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at 1 p.m. The open pit mine, which produces crushed and broken marble, won the prestigious Sentinels of Safety award in 2002 for achieving the highest number of employee work-hours without an injury that resulted in lost time from work.

Event: Open pit mine tour
Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2003
Location: Imerys Gantts Quarry
Sylacauga, Ala.
Featuring: Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Dave D. Lauriski
Time: 1 p.m.


For further information, or to participate in the mine tour, please contact Amy Louviere, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Office of Information and Public Affairs, at (202) 693-9423.