cave-in

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cave-in

[′kāv‚in]
(engineering)
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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.
After a couple of hours deep underground, sometimes struggling to breathe and fretting about cave-ins, you may have new empathy for the laborers responsible for silver bowls and cutlery.
Some observers believe improperly planned drill and blasting activities can cause cave-ins if walls and ceilings of underground mineshafts have not been properly secured.
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.
Many roof cave-ins have been reported, but no deaths from such cave-ins have been announced.
Avoid cave-ins by knowing where to place your spoil pile.
OSHA said workers were exposed to serious and potentially fatal injuries from cave-ins, falls, scaffold collapses, crushing, lead and electrocution hazards.
OSHA found that the company failed to protect workers from cave-ins during trenching operations at two separate jobs sites in Lincoln, leading to a worker suffering a serious injury.
Several new categories have been added for the second edition, covering the best movie scenes involving beach houses, dueling, libraries, mine cave-ins, and whispering.