• Is the damage from mine subsidence?
• Will the underground mine result in subsidence in the future?
• If subsidence were to occur, what is the range of movement you would expect?
• If subsidence does occur, how severe could the resulting damage be?
• Was the mine designed properly so that mine subsidence would not result in the future?
• How can we mitigate the subsidence risk to a tolerable level?
• Can you stabilize the mine and how much would that cost?
As you can see from the above, the subject of mine subsidence can actually involve a number of expertise depending upon focus of the investigation. Also, there is the context of the expert mine subsidence investigation: Is it being done for existing or new construction, mine design, review of a mining permit application, or is it for tort litigation? Therefore, in addition to having the technical know-how, and expert with oratorical skills may also be necessary.
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