cave-in


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cave-in

(kāv′ĭn′)
n.
1.
a. A collapse, as of a tunnel or structure.
b. A place where a cave-in has occurred.
2. An act or instance of ceasing opposition or resistance: The vote was seen as a cave-in to the demands of the administration.

cave′-in`



n.
1. a collapse, as of anything hollow.
2. a site of such a collapse.
3. surrender or yielding to another.
[1700–10]
Translations

cave-in

[ˈkeɪvɪn] N [of roof etc] → derrumbe m, derrumbamiento m; [of pavement etc] → socavón m

cave-in

[ˈkeɪvˌɪn] ncrollo
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Most such accidental deaths and injuries are blamed on unprofessional digging, use of substandard equipment, explosions inside coalmines, cave-in and fumes.
COPIAPO Chile, August 23, 2010 (TAP) - Rescue workers on Monday reinforced a small drill hole to serve as an umbilical cord to 33 miners found alive 17 days after a cave-in in Chile's far north and say it will take months to dig them out.
The workers were trapped at a depth of 540 metres when the powerful explosion, triggered by a build-up of methane gas, caused a massive cave-in.
The greatest hazard and the most feared is a cave-in.
Cal-OSHA said in a report that Kennco did not protect Church ``from a cave-in by an adequate protective system designed in accordance with'' state safety and health regulations.
Excavation/trenching cave-in (041) 411 Struck by object (02) 35 Pedestrian struck by vehicle/equipment (43) 19 Caught in or compressed by equipment/objects (03) 14 All other events 63 Total 542 Event (OIICS * code) (%) Excavation/trenching cave-in (041) (75.
In a trench that big, even a small cave-in can involve more than 1,500 pounds--a weight you do not want plummeting in on top of you.
The pillars are stripped during the retreat portion of the process, resulting in what Zipf calls a "controlled cave-in.
5 cave-in that trapped 33 miners deep underground in a small gold and copper mine in the far north of Chile.
Also in the northwest, 19 workers lost their lives in a cave-in set off by an explosion in a mine in December.
Powershot Utility Construction Services of Nashua faces $64,700 in proposed fines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for alleged cave-in hazards at a North Conway worksite