A yieldable prop having a first end and a second end includes a first hollow conduit, a second conduit slidably received in the first hollow conduit, and a clamp assembly positioned adjacent the juncture of the first hollow conduit and the second conduit. A yield section is provided at the end of the first and/or second conduits, or at the juncture of the first and second conduits. The yield section includes a shroud spaced from an inner pipe to provide a space to receive a collapsible insert. An end of a conduit is positioned in the space and compresses the insert when the compressive load on the prop exceeds the compressive load capacity of the insert.

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