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COLLAPSE SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATION: TACTICS AND PROCEDURES PART 14: HORIZONTAL SHORING

03/01/1995
COLLAPSE SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATION: TACTICS AND PROCEDURES PART 14: HORIZONTAL SHORINGBY JOHN P. O`CONNELL The horizontal shore can be used for interior and exterior shoring. It is used primarily to support damaged or unstable walls in hallways, alleys, access ways, air shafts, and between structures. Generally, it is used in larger structures, such as office buildings, commercial establishments, or larger residential structures of brick-and-joist or concrete construction. The main purpose of the shoring is to stabilize normal access ways that have been compromised. Horizontal shoring allows for continued collapse rescue operations and provides a relatively safe area for both personnel ...

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