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Stone truths

My boy-hands are gone now, my knuckles as hard as the rocks I drag from deep underground. My fingers as strong as the chisels I shape the stone with. 277 more words

John Damien

Quarrying for rock and an ancient language at Nant Gwrtheryn

The last time we were here was more than two decades ago, when this remote and awesome valley was more often known in guide books as ‘Vortigern’s Valley’. 2,317 more words


Focus on Health & Safety in Quarries

QNJAC (Quarries National Joint Advisory Committee) provides health and safety guidance to thousands of workers in the quarrying and associated sectors. 247 more words

Smart Phone Apps

Buried childhoods - Child labour in the mining and quarrying sector

Jestoni* quit school at age 14 in order to take part in small-scale mining as a means to help support his family. They had abandoned farming for mining because of frequent flooding in their region of the Philippines. 1,137 more words

Children's Rights

Child labour: Selected list of mining and quarrying tasks, hazards, and potential consequences

One million of the world’s 168 million child labourers work in mining and quarrying. The table below outlines some of the tasks, hazards, and potential consequences faced by children who work in this sector–the most hazardous sector for children. 22 more words

Child Labor

Workers told that more than 20 jobs to go at stricken Lisnaskea quarrying and construction contractor P Clarke & Sons

Management seek volunteers for redundancy but fail to engage with union

Local union activists calls on local political leaders to establish taskforce to respond to employment crisis in Fermanagh… 395 more words

Press Releases

Destination: Stonington

Another of the places we like to visit by boat is Stonington. Some say it is Maine’s version of a frontier town and I can’t imagine it ever being any different. 351 more words