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[ih-skeyp-wey] /ɪˈskeɪpˌweɪ/
a passage designed for the purpose of escape or through which escape is possible.
Origin of escapeway
escape + way1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Each escapeway in the mine shall be clearly marked to show the route and direction of travel to the surface.
  • escapeway safety can be improved by pressurizing the intake entry to prevent influx of contaminants from the belt entry.
  • The bottom of the escape shaft is part of an escapeway.
  • Miners use the escapeway maps in training and during mine evacuations.
  • There is only one escapeway from the area where they are working.
  • Furthermore, mine management failed to adequately train miners in escapeway routes.
  • Records indicated fire drills and escapeway drills were being conducted.
  • Therefore, all miners need to walk their escapeway and participate in preplanned fire drills with nontoxic smoke.
  • The integrity of the atmosphere in the primary escapeway shall be protected during mine layout and design.
  • The records are used to determine that the integrity of the escapeway is being maintained.

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