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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For example, as noted in the 7 October 1998 The Atlanta Journal Constitution, OSHA cited two construction firms and proposed fines totaling $244,000 for safety violations in a trench cave-in that killed a 25-year-old worker.
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.
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
The gas emissions and a cave-in were found on a 1,530-meter slope on the 3,776-meter mountain, but no volcanic gas was detected and other data also suggest the phenomenon is not related to volcanic activities, the agency said.
a Norridge, IL-based contractor, to provide a monthly report of its work locations to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), permit unannounced jobsite audits by qualified independent consultants and annually train workers on cave-in protection for the next two years.
COPIAPO: Chilean miners who survived 18 days after a cave-in received hydration gel and medication through a narrow drill hole on Monday, but officials said it could be months before the men are freed.
An intermittent drizzle spurred fears that a heavier rain could cause a massive cave-in.
The relaunch comes after a backbench revolt over his refusal to build new grammar schools and a cave-in on axeing free admission to museums.
The standard requires protective systems like shielding, shoring and other support systems, or walls benched or sloped so that a cave-in cannot occur.