cave-in

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cave-in

[′kāv‚in]
(engineering)
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In 2016, eight miners were killed in a cave-in at the Rudna mine in Polkowice and methane explosions killed five miners at the Myslowice-Wesola mine in 2014.
The best hope for rescuing victims in landslides, cave-ins and earthquakes is within 72 hours of the tragedy.
"Had these drains not been destroyed, Delhi would not have been facing frequent urban flooding and road cave-ins during monsoon.
Landslides, cave-ins locally known as bar-downs and other accidents are common in the gold-rich area where unregulated mining has been proliferating, causing thousands of deaths since gold was first discovered there in the 1980s.
Since then, two major cave-ins have occurred on the tunnel's construction site, according to Euzel, who says that footage of one of the incidents was captured on a worker's cellphone camera.
Roof collapses were reported around the region, including cave-ins that prompted the evacuation of 15 to 20 people Thursday from a suburban Buffalo mobile home park.
"These brave rescuers often travel miles in the dark, navigating underground mine workings filled with debris and poisonous and explosive gases after devastating mine fires, explosions or cave-ins, trying to find missing miners or recovering those who did not survive.
Works include the W demolition of a former caretaker's house, renovation of a disused track and the shoring up of old cellars to prevent cave-ins. The reinstated field will be used by local schools, including Perry Beeches, during weekdays and set aside for community groups during evenings and weekends.
As someone who trained as a colliery electrician at Tower 4 Colliery before joining the Merchant Navy as an electrical officer in 1967, I experienced the problems of earth movement, and water draining to lower levels, as encountered in the North Bute Plough face, with rock and coalface cave-ins created by unstable ground.
Universities occupied Mine explosions and cave-ins are frequent in Turkey, but both the scale and the handling of Tuesday's disaster stand to weaken Erdogan's hand ahead of an expected run for the presidency in August.
Skurka said he inspected the project in November, 2012, and saw what he considered dangerous work conditions, namely trenches more than five feet deep that weren't braced to protect workers from cave-ins.
Many roof cave-ins have been reported, but no deaths from such cave-ins have been announced.