safety cable

safety cable

[′sāf·tē ‚kā·bəl]
(mining engineering)
A mining machine cable designed to cut off power when the positive conductor insulation is damaged.
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Participants are clipped on to a continuous safety cable as they enjoy a unique walk around a previously inaccessible bedrock amphitheatre.
An initial investigation showed that Fabio Hamilton da Cruz, 23, fell from about 26 feet after failing to connect to a safety cable.
For example, Billy might hook a safety cable to the tower and climb with his hands and feet.
The performance was stopped when the unnamed actor fell when a safety cable suddenly snapped.
I came into the pits, where the team sorted out as much as they could, but after I rejoined it was just so hard to brake because I only had the safety cable, which sometimes worked and sometimes didn't.
Tourists follow the river gorge from Saas-Fee to Saas-Grund along a network of steel ropes, hanging bridges and ladders, as well as at least three zip wires, staying attached to a safety cable along the course.
The ramp had been closed due to hazardous high water conditions; a safety cable to help keep boats from floating into the dam was submerged, EWEB officials had reported.
Reverse the car so that the towball is next to the hitch, then adjust the jockey wheel to the highest possible position and attach the safety cable to a secure place on the towing bracket.
LIGHTING circuits without an earth safety cable, ancient fuse boards, corroded pipework and flooded homes are some of the nightmare problems which families living in rundown Birmingham high-rise homes claim they are facing.
We can confirm that at all times the harness and safety cable were working effectively and at no time was the actor in any danger.
With the latest generation safety cable, the combination of elastomeric and ceramifying properties has been further improved to reduce wall thickness without losing performance under special wire tests (table 6).
RESTRICTIONS ON SAFETY CABLE USE DISAPPEARED AFTER THE LAST CHANGE TO TM 1-1520-237-23-3 (7 NOV 2002).