EX-95 8 mlm-ex95_13.htm EX-95 mlm-ex95_13.htm

EXHIBIT 95

MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURE EXHIBIT

The operation of the Company’s U.S. aggregate quarries and mines (including the mining operations of the cement product line) is subject to regulation by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (the Mine Act).  MSHA inspects the Company’s quarries and mines (and cement plants) on a regular basis and issues various citations and orders when it believes a violation has occurred under the Mine Act. Whenever MSHA issues a citation or order, it also generally proposes a civil penalty, or fine, related to the alleged violation.  Citations or orders can be contested and appealed, and as part of that process, are often reduced in severity and amount, and are sometimes dismissed.  

Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act), the Company is required to present information regarding certain mining safety and health citations which MSHA has issued with respect to its aggregates mining operations in its periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC).  In evaluating this information, consideration should be given to factors such as: (i) the number of citations and orders will vary depending on the size of the quarry or mine and type of operations (underground or surface), (ii) the number of citations issued will vary from inspector to inspector and location to location, and (iii) citations and orders can be contested and appealed, and in that process, may be reduced in severity and amount, and are sometimes dismissed.  

We have provided information below in response to the rules and regulations of the SEC issued under Section 1503(a) of the Dodd-Frank Act.  The disclosures reflect U.S. mining operations only, as the requirements of the Dodd-Frank Act and the SEC rules and regulations thereunder do not apply to our quarries and mines operated outside the United States.

The Company presents the following items regarding certain mining safety and health matters for the year ended December 31, 2020 (Appendix 1):

 

Total number of violations of mandatory health or safety standards that could significantly and substantially contribute to the cause and effect of a mine safety or health hazard under section 104 of the Mine Act for which the Company received a citation from MSHA (hereinafter, “Section 104 S&S Citations”).  If MSHA determines that a violation of a mandatory health or safety standard is reasonably likely to result in a reasonably serious injury or illness under the unique circumstance contributed to by the violation, MSHA will classify the violation as a “significant and substantial” violation (commonly referred to as a “S&S” violation).  MSHA inspectors will classify each citation or order written as a S&S violation or not.

 

Total number of orders issued under section 104(b) of the Mine Act (hereinafter, “Section 104(b) Orders”).  These orders are issued for situations in which MSHA determines a previous violation covered by a Section 104(a) citation has not been totally abated within the prescribed time period, so a further order is needed to require the mine operator to immediately withdraw all persons (except certain authorized persons) from the affected area of a quarry or mine.

 

Total number of citations and orders for unwarrantable failure of the mine operator to comply with mandatory health or safety standards under Section 104(d) of the Mine Act (hereinafter, “Section 104(d) Citations and Orders”).  These violations are similar to those described above, but the standard is that the violation could significantly and substantially contribute to the cause and effect of a safety or health hazard, but the conditions do not cause imminent danger, and the MSHA inspector finds that the violation is caused by an unwarranted failure of the operator to comply with the health and safety standards.

 

Total number of flagrant violations under section 110(b)(2) of the Mine Act (hereinafter, “Section 110(b)(2) Violations”).  These violations are penalty violations issued if MSHA determines that violations are “flagrant”, for which civil penalties may be assessed.  A “flagrant” violation means a reckless or repeated failure to make reasonable efforts to eliminate a known violation of a mandatory health or safety standard that substantially and proximately caused, or reasonably could have been expected to cause, death or serious bodily injury.


 

Total number of imminent danger orders issued under section 107(a) of the Mine Act (hereinafter, “Section 107(a) Orders”).  These orders are issued for situations in which MSHA determines an imminent danger exists in the quarry or mine and results in orders of immediate withdrawal of all persons (except certain authorized persons) from the area of the quarry or mine affected by its condition until the imminent danger and the underlying conditions causing the imminent danger no longer exist.

 

Total Dollar Value of MSHA Assessments Proposed.  These are the amounts of proposed assessments issued by MSHA with each citation or order for the time period covered by the report.  Penalties are assessed by MSHA according to a formula that considers a number of factors, including the mine operator’s history, size, negligence, gravity of the violation, good faith in trying to correct the violation promptly, and the effect of the penalty on the operator’s ability to continue in business.  

 

Total Number of Mining-Related Fatalities.  Mines subject to the Mine Act are required to report all fatalities occurring at their facilities unless the fatality is determined to be “non-chargeable” to the mining industry.  The final rules of the SEC require disclosure of mining-related fatalities at mines subject to the Mine Act.  Only fatalities determined by MSHA not to be mining-related may be excluded.

 

Receipt of written notice from MSHA of a pattern (or a potential to have such a pattern) of violations of mandatory health or safety standards that are of such nature as could have significantly and substantially contributed to the cause and effect of other mine health or safety hazards under section 104(e) of the Mine Act.  If MHSA determines that a mine has a “pattern” of these types of violations, or the potential to have such a pattern, MSHA is required to notify the mine operator of the existence of such a thing.

 

Legal Actions Pending as of the Last Day of Period.  

 

Legal Actions Initiated During Period.

 

Legal Actions Resolved During Period.

The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (the Commission) is an independent adjudicative agency that provides administrative trial and appellate review of legal disputes arising under the Mine Act.  The cases may involve, among other questions, challenges by operators to citations, orders and penalties they have received from MSHA, or complaints of discrimination by miners under Section 105 of the Mine Act.  Appendix 1 shows, for each of the Company’s quarries and mines identified, as of December 31, 2020, the number of legal actions pending before the Commission, along with the number of legal actions initiated before the Commission during the year as well as resolved during the year.  In addition, Appendix 1 includes a footnote to the column for legal actions before the Commission pending as of the last day of the period, which footnote breaks down that total number of legal actions pending by categories according to the type of proceeding in accordance with various categories established by the Procedural Rules of the Commission.

Appendix 1 attached.

 

 


Appendix 1

 

Location

MSHA ID

Section 104 S&S Citations (#)

Section 104(b) Orders (#)

Section 104(d) Citations and Orders (#)

Section 110(b)(2) Violations (#)

Section 107(a) Orders (#)

Total Dollar Value of MSHA Assessment/$ Proposed

 

Total Number of Mining Related Fatalities (#)

Received Notice of Pattern of Violation Under Section 104(e) (yes/no)

Received Notice of Potential to have Pattern under Section 104(e) (yes/no)

Legal Actions Pending as of Last Day of Period (#)*

Legal Actions Instituted During Period (#)

Legal Actions Resolved During Period (#)

Alexander Quarry

3101636

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Amelia Quarry

4407372

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

American Stone

3100189

1

0

0

0

0

$

508

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Anderson Creek Quarry

4402963

0

0

0

0

0

$

246

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Appling Quarry

901083

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Arrowood Quarry

3100059

2

0

0

0

0

$

1,165

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Asheboro Quarry

3100066

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Auburn Al Quarry

100006

0

0

0

0

0

$

185

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Auburn, GA Quarry

900436

0

0

0

0

0

$

123

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Augusta, GA Quarry

900065

2

0

0

0

0

$

719

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Bakers Quarry

3100071

0

0

0

0

0

$

308

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Ball Ground Quarry

900955

0

0

0

0

0

$

123

 

0

no

no

1

1

0

Belgrade Quarry

3100064

0

0

0

0

0

$

123

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Benson Quarry

3101979

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Berkeley Quarry

3800072

0

0

0

0

0

$

568

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Bessemer City Quarry

3101105

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Black Ankle Quarry

3102220

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Bonds Quarry

3101963

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Boonesboro Quarry

1800024

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Burlington Quarry

3100042

0

0

0

0

0

$

123

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Caldwell Quarry

3101869

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Calhoun Quarry

4003395

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Calhoun Sand

3800716

0

0

0

0

0

$

267

 

0

no

no

0

0

1

Castle Hayne Quarry

3100063

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Cayce

3800016

1

0

0

0

0

$

1,393

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Central Rock Quarry

3100050

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Charlotte Quarry

3100057

0

0

0

0

0

$

644

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Chattanooga Quarry

4003159

0

0

0

0

0

$

123

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Churchville Quarry

1800012

0

0

0

0

0

$

123

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Clarks Quarry

3102009

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0


Appendix 1

Cumberland Quarry

3102237

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Cumming Quarry

900460

0

0

0

0

0

$

123

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Denver Quarry

3101971

0

0

0

0

0

$

123

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Doswell Quarry  VA

4400045

0

0

0

0

0

$

123

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Douglasville Quarry

900024

0

0

0

0

0

$

738

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

East  Alamance Quarry

3102021

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Edgefield Quarry

3800738

0

0

0

0

0

$

123

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Edmund Sand

3800662

0

0

0

0

0

$

370

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Fountain Quarry

3100065

1

0

0

0

0

$

1,168

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Franklin Quarry

3102130

0

0

0

0

0

$

123

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Frederick Quarry

1800013

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Fuquay Quarry

3102055

1

0

0

0

0

$

1,263

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Garner Quarry

3100072

1

0

0

0

0

$

770

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Georgetown II Quarry

3800525

0

0

0

0

0

$

403

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Greensboro Portable Plt

3102336

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Greensboro Portable Plt II

3102335

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Hickory Quarry

3100043

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Hicone

3102088

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Jamestown Quarry

3100051

0

0

0

0

0

$

123

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Jefferson Quarry

901106

0

0

0

0

0

$

185

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Junction City Quarry

901029

1

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Kannapolis Quarry

3100070

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Kent Sand & Gravel

1800745

0

0

0

0

0

$

123

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Kings Mountain Quarry

3100047

0

0

0

0

0

$

123

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Lemon Springs Quarry

3101104

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Lithonia Quarry

900023

0

0

0

0

0

$

123

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Loamy Sand  Gravel

3800721

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Maiden Quarry

3102125

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Mallard Creek Quarry

3102006

0

0

0

0

0

$

370

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Matthews Quarry

3102084

0

0

0

0

0

$

308

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Maylene Quarry

100634

0

0

0

0

0

$

123

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Medford Quarry

1800035

0

0

0

0

0

$

246

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Midlothian Quarry

4403767

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Misc Greensboro District

B8611

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Morgan County

901126

1

0

0

0

0

$

720

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Newton Quarry

900899

0

0

0

0

0

$

615

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

North Columbia

3800146

0

0

0

0

0

$

644

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

North East Quarry

1800417

0

0

0

0

0

$

369

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Old Charleston Sand

3800702

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0


Appendix 1

O'Neal Plant   Co 19

103076

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Onslow Quarry

3102120

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Paulding Quarry

901107

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Perry Quarry

801083

0

0

0

0

0

$

369

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Pinesburg Quarry

1800021

0

0

0

0

0

$

123

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Pomona Quarry

3100052

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Raleigh Durham Quarry

3101941

0

0

0

0

0

$

678

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Red Hill Quarry

4400072

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Red Oak Quarry

900069

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Reidsville Quarry

3100068

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Rock Hill Quarry

3800026

1

0

0

0

0

$

583

 

0

no

no

1

1

0

Ruby Quarry

900074

0

0

0

0

0

$

199

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Salem Stone

3102038

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Six Mile Quarry

901144

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

St. Marys Sand Company

901199

0

0

0

0

0

$

157

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Statesville Quarry

3100055

0

0

0

0

0

$

308

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Texas Quarry

1800009

0

0

0

0

0

$

171

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Thomasville Quarry

3101475

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Tyrone Quarry

900306

0

0

0

0

0

$

123

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Vance Quarry   Co 19

103022

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Warfordsburg Quarry

3600168

0

0

0

0

0

$

369

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Warrenton Quarry

900580

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Wilmington Sand

3101308

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Wilson Quarry

3102230

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Woodleaf Quarry

3100069

0

0

0

0

0

$

369

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

(45) North Indianapolis SURFACE

1200002

1

0

0

0

0

$

913

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Alden Portable Plant #2

1302033

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Alden Portable Sand

1302037

0

0

0

0

0

$

738

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Alden Quarry

1300228

0

0

0

0

0

$

246

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Ames Mine

1300014

3

0

0

0

0

$

369

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Apple Grove S  G

3301676

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Belmont Sand

1201911

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Bowling Green North Quarry

1500065

2

0

0

0

0

$

702

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Bowling Green South Quarry

1500025

2

0

0

0

0

$

885

 

0

no

no

1

2

1

Burning Springs Mine

4608862

0

0

0

0

0

$

246

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Carmel Sand

1202124

0

0

0

0

0

$

246

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Cedar Rapids Quarry

1300122

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0


Appendix 1

Cedarville Quarry

3304072

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Cloverdale Quarry

1201744

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Cumberland Quarry

1500037

0

0

0

0

0

$

403

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Des Moines Portable

1300150

0

0

0

0

0

$

294

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Des Moines Portable #2

1300932

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Dubois Quarry

2501046

0

0

0

0

0

$

615

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Durham Mine

1301225

3

0

0

0

0

$

1,557

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

E Town Sand  Gravel

3304279

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Earlham Quarry

1302123

0

0

0

0

0

$

123

 

0

no

no

0

0

2

Fairfield Quarry

3301396

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Ferguson Quarry

1300124

0

0

0

0

0

$

246

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Fort Calhoun Quarry

2501300

1

0

0

0

0

$

1,554

 

0

no

no

0

2

2

Fort Dodge Mine

1300032

0

0

0

0

0

$

1,431

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Greenwood Quarry   New

2300141

2

0

0

0

0

$

1,156

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Harlan Quarry

1500071

0

0

0

0

0

$

351

 

0

no

no

0

1

1

Hartford Quarry

1500095

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Iowa Grading 2

1302316

0

0

0

0

0

$

246

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Kentucky Ave Mine

1201762

5

0

0

0

0

$

7,949

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Kokomo Mine

1202105

1

0

0

0

0

$

966

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Kokomo Sand

1202203

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Kokomo Stone

1200142

1

0

0

0

0

$

501

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Linn County Sand

1302208

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Malcom Mine

1300112

0

0

0

0

0

$

246

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Marshalltown Sand

1300718

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Midwest Division OH

A2354

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Moore Quarry

1302188

0

0

0

0

0

$

123

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

New Harvey Sand

1301778

0

0

0

0

0

$

123

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Noblesville Sand

1201994

1

0

0

0

0

$

2,811

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Noblesville Stone

1202176

2

0

0

0

0

$

3,283

 

0

no

no

0

1

2

North Indianapolis Quarry

1201993

3

0

0

0

0

$

3,254

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

North Valley Sand

2501271

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Ottawa Quarry   New

1401590

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Pedersen Quarry

1302192

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Petersburg, Ky Gravel

1516895

0

0

0

0

0

$

123

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Phillipsburg Quarry

3300006

0

0

0

0

0

$

123

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Plant 854

1302126

0

0

0

0

0

$

123

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Portland Quarry

1302122

0

0

0

0

0

$

123

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Raccoon River Sand

1302315

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Randolph Mine

2302308

3

0

0

0

0

$

3,452

 

0

no

no

1

2

2


Appendix 1

Reasnor Sand

1300814

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Saylorville Sand

1302290

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Shamrock SG

3304011

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Spring Valley Cook Rd SG

3304534

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

St Cloud Quarry

2100081

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Stamper Mine

2302232

13

0

0

0

0

$

14,371

 

0

no

no

1

1

0

Sully Mine

1300063

0

0

0

0

0

$

1,230

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Sunflower Qy   Co 61

1401556

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Troy Gravel

3301678

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Waverly Sand

1202038

0

0

0

0

0

$

390

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Weeping Water Mine

2500998

10

0

0

0

0

$

15,380

 

0

no

no

2

3

1

West Center Sand

2501231

2

0

0

0

0

$

1,844

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Xenia Gravel

3301393

0

0

0

0

0

$

123

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Yellow Medicine Quarry

2100033

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Granite Canyon Quarry

4800018

4

0

0

0

0

$

3,917

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Greeley 35th Sand  Gravel

504613

0

0

0

0

0

$

411

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Guernsey Quarry

4800004

1

0

0

0

0

$

2,595

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Milford Quarry   Utah

4202177

1

0

0

0

0

$

535

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Pacific Quarry

4500844

1

0

0

0

0

$

4,635

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Parkdale Quarry

504635

0

0

0

0

0

$

2,330

 

0

no

no

0

1

1

Parsons Sand  Gravel (northern Portable #19)

504382

0

0

0

0

0

$

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Northern Portable #6

503215

0

0

0

0

0

$

390

 

0

no

no

0

0

0

Penrose Sand and Gravel

504509

0

0

0

0

0

$

738

 

0

no

no

0

2

2

Platte Sand & Gravel

504418

0

0

0

0

0

$

135

 

0

no

no

0

0

0