(225 ILCS 705/7.14)
(from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 714)
Where a hoisting engineer is required by law, he shall:
1. Be in constant attendance at his engine, or boilers, at all times
when there are workers underground. When it is the duty of the engineer
to attend to the boilers, means for signaling from the shaft bottom to
the boiler room shall be provided.
2. Not permit anyone except duly authorized persons to enter the
engine room; nor converse with any person while his engine is in
operation, or while his attention is occupied with the signals.
3. Thoroughly understand the established code of signals, and when
he has the signal that men are on the cage he shall not operate his
engine to exceed the rate of speed provided in Section 7.18 except as
permitted by the State Mine Inspector.
4. Not permit anyone to handle, except in the official discharge of
duty, any machinery under his charge; nor permit anyone who is not a
certified engineer to operate his engine, except for the purpose of
teaching an apprentice to operate the engine, and then only in his
presence and when men are not on the cage.
(Source: P.A. 81-992.)