SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- One of the homeowners whose house was threatened after a mine shaft collapse last Tuesday night says his and a neighbor's home are still intact. He says crews have done some temporary bracing and filled the hole with about 80 tons of crushed rock.
He says engineers should be able to save the property, providing there is no further collapse before crews can find a permanent solution. The rock will have to be removed when a final solution is determined.
The mine shaft is about 100 years old, and is from lead and zinc mining that occurred in the Springfield area.