(225 ILCS 705/29.05)
    Sec. 29.05. Wireless emergency communication devices. A wireless emergency communication device approved by the Mining Board must be worn by each person underground. The operator shall provide these devices. The wireless emergency communication device must, at a minimum, be capable of receiving emergency communications from the surface at any location throughout the mine. Each operator must provide for the training of each underground employee in the use of the device and, annually, provide a refresher training course for all underground employees. The operator must install in or around the mine any and all equipment necessary to transmit emergency communications from the surface to each wireless emergency communication device at any location throughout the mine.
    An operator must submit for approval a plan concerning the implementation of the wireless emergency communication devices required under this Section to the Mining Board within 3 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly.
    Any person who, without the authorization of the operator or the Mining Board, knowingly removes or attempts to remove any wireless emergency communication device or related equipment approved by the Mining Board from the mine or mine site with the intent to permanently deprive the operator of the device or equipment or who knowingly tampers with or attempts to tamper with the device or equipment is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 94-1041, eff. 7-24-06.)