(225 ILCS 710/18) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 4225)
    Sec. 18. Superintendent; appointment. The operator of every mine shall appoint a person who shall be personally in charge of the mine and the performance of the work done therein, who shall be designated as the "superintendent." Provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall prevent the owner or operator of any mine from personally filling the office of superintendent.
    The superintendent of every mine shall inspect or cause some competent person or persons appointed by him or her to inspect all mining appliances, boilers, engines, magazines, shafts, shaft-houses, underground workings, roofs, pillars, timbers, explosives, bell ropes, speaking tubes, telephones, tracks, ladders, dry closets, and all parts and appliances of said mine in actual use, and any such person or persons appointed by the said superintendent shall at once report any defects therein to the superintendent. It shall be the duty of the superintendent upon ascertaining such defects to take immediate steps to remedy the same so as to make the same comply with the provisions of this Act, and he or she shall forthwith notify the operator of said mine of the existence of such defects. It shall be the duty of the superintendent to appoint a competent person to have full charge, under the direction of the superintendent, of every magazine containing explosives situated on such mining property, and to make such other appointments and perform such other duties as are provided by this Act to be performed by such superintendent.
(Source: P.A. 87-1133.)