Congressman Baron Hill Visits Cape Sandy

  US Congressman Baron Hill, representing the 9th District in Indiana, visited the Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. Cape Sandy Quarry near Leavenworth, Indiana last week to get a first hand view of limestone surface mining in the area.  Congressman Hill, along with staff members, were escorted throughout the quarry operation, asking questions and visiting with employees discussing the aggregate mining industry and MSHA regulations affecting surface mines today.  Employees specifically spoke to Congressman Hill about how MSHA inspections have become much more difficult and that there is less partnering to find solutions  between MSHA inspectors and our people out in the field.  Employees told the Congressman that new proposed legislation will make it more difficult for both parties to have open and frank discussions.  Other areas of conversation included the Federal Mine Act and how it affects day to day operations at Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. quarries.  Congressman Hill concluded his tour with a safety briefing and visit to the Underground operations at the quarry.

MCS employee Mark Parr describes the river loading area of Cape Sandy in detail to Congressman Hill.

Congressman Hill and MCS employees Jeff Mulzer and Ryan Graef prepare to enter the Underground for a tour.

Congressman Hill views one of the Crushers at Cape Sandy.