a person who inspects a mine for the presence of noxious gases, dangerous roofs, and other hazards.
- Compare mine examiner.
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How to use fire boss in a sentence
But they did, and a fire boss happened to be passing at the time, so he located their hiding-place.Into the Jaws of Death | Jack O'Brien
Finally the fire boss went for help, and as soon as he left the boys came out.Into the Jaws of Death | Jack O'Brien
The assistant superintendent, the mining engineer, the safety inspector, and the fire boss were already in.The Boy With the U.S. Miners | Francis Rolt-Wheeler
“Hoover and Young, and everybody, and not one scratched,” responded the fire-boss.The Young Railroaders | Francis Lovell Coombs
But what if the "fire-boss" overslept himself, or happened to be drunk?King Coal | Upton Sinclair