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The first segment is a comprehensive overview of fabrication shop safety - from slab handling to working with hazardous materials. The second segment focuses on protecting consumers who visit stone shops and showrooms. The latter was triggered by the tragic death of a six-year-old Florida boy and injuries his parents sustained when wooden A-frames loaded with stone collapsed while they were in the display area.
E. Rick Baldini, president of Aqua Mix, Inc., a major supplier to the natural stone industry, said the company funded the Spanish versions for three reasons.
â€œWe clearly recognize the growing importance of the Hispanic community in the stone fabrication industry,â€ he said. â€œWe recognize and support the great work that MIA is doing to help the stone industry. Aqua Mix's mission statement includes the role of being a responsible corporate citizen and the Spanish-language safety video is a perfect fit.â€
â€œThe issue of safety in the workplace is paramount, and it is fitting that the topic of safety was chosen to be the MIA's first Spanish-language video,â€ said Scott C. Lardner, Rocky Mountain Stone Co. and MIA's 2005 President. â€œMany stone shops, including mine in Albuquerque, will benefit from the commitment Aqua Mix has made to the industry in sponsoring this safety project.â€