(225 ILCS 705/27.01)
(from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 2701)
In all mines in this State which are classified as gassy by the
State Mine Inspector, and where coal is broken down by the use of
explosives, a sufficient number of first class miners, who are citizens of
the United States and able to speak and understand the American Language,
shall be designated and employed as drillers and shooters or shot firers.
The duties of the drillers and shooters or shot firers shall be to prepare
permissible explosives for breaking down coal in a safe, practical and
workmanlike manner, and to fire or detonate the same.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)