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(225 ILCS 705/) Coal Mining Act.

225 ILCS 705/Art. 10

    (225 ILCS 705/Art. 10 heading)

225 ILCS 705/10.01

    (225 ILCS 705/10.01) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1001)
    Sec. 10.01. Any loss of life or personal injury in or about any coal mine shall be reported without delay, by the persons having charge of the mine, to the State Mine Inspector of the district. The State Mine Inspector, in all cases of loss of life, shall go immediately to the scene of the accident and render every possible assistance to those in need.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/10.02

    (225 ILCS 705/10.02) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1002)
    Sec. 10.02. Every operator of a coal mine shall make or cause to be made and preserve for the information of the State Mine Inspector, upon uniform blanks furnished by said Inspector a record of all deaths and all injuries sustained by any of his employees in the pursuance of their regular occupations.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/10.03

    (225 ILCS 705/10.03) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1003)
    Sec. 10.03. If any person is killed in or about a mine the operator shall notify the coroner of the county, who shall hold an inquest concerning the cause of the death. The State Mine Inspector may question or cross-question any witness testifying at the inquest.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/10.04

    (225 ILCS 705/10.04) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1004)
    Sec. 10.04. The State Mine Inspector shall make a personal investigation as to the nature and cause of all serious accidents in mines under his supervision. He shall make a record of the circumstances attending the accident, as developed at the coroner's inquest and by his own personal investigation. A copy of the record shall be filed with the Department within 30 days following the conclusion of the investigation, and the report shall thereupon become a part of the records of the Department. To enable the State Mine Inspector to make his investigation he has the power to compel the attendance of witnesses, and to administer oaths or affirmations to them.
(Source: P.A. 79-340.)

225 ILCS 705/10.05

    (225 ILCS 705/10.05) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1005)
    Sec. 10.05. The Department shall furnish, upon application, a certified copy of all records, reports and proceedings relating to any serious accident, to interested persons, and upon the payment or tender of fees at such rates as are now paid to the clerks of circuit courts in counties of the second class for certified copies of records. Refusal to furnish such copies is a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 77-2830.)

225 ILCS 705/10.06

    (225 ILCS 705/10.06) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1006)
    Sec. 10.06. At every mine, it shall be the duty of the operator thereof to keep always on hand, and at some readily accessible place, a sufficient amount of properly constructed stretchers, woolen and waterproof blankets and splints; a suitable supply of first aid equipment in good condition, ready for immediate use for binding, covering and carrying any one who may be injured at the mine. Any person willfully removing or destroying any first aid material or equipment as required above, shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and shall be punished as provided in the statutes of the State.
(Source: P.A. 77-2830.)

225 ILCS 705/10.07

    (225 ILCS 705/10.07) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1007)
    Sec. 10.07. For any injury to person or property, occasioned by any willful violation of this Act, or willful failure to comply with any of its provisions, a right of action shall accrue to the party injured, for any direct damages sustained thereby; and in case of loss of life by reason of such willful violation or willful failure, a right of action shall accrue to the personal representative of the person so killed for the exclusive benefit of the surviving spouse and next of kin of such person and to any other person or persons who were, before such loss of life, dependent for support on the person or persons so killed for a like recovery of damages for the injuries sustained by reason of such loss of life or lives not to exceed the sum of $20,000.00. Every such action for damages in case of death shall be commenced within one year after the death of such person. The amount recovered by the personal representative of the person so killed shall be distributed to the surviving spouse and next of kin of such person in the proportion provided by law in relation to the distribution of personal property left by persons dying intestate. If and whenever there is in force in this State a statute or statutes providing for compensation to workers for all injuries received in the course of their employment, the provisions thereof shall apply in lieu of the right of action for damages provided in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 83-340.)

225 ILCS 705/10.08

    (225 ILCS 705/10.08)
    Sec. 10.08. Use of telecommunications center. In order to ensure a quick and efficient means of effectively disseminating duties and responsibilities to those agencies involved in mining emergency response, the Department shall use the telecommunications center maintained by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to notify agents of the Department and other State, federal, and local agencies in the event of an emergency in or about any coal mine. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency, in conjunction with the Mining Board, shall establish procedures concerning the manner in which the Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall record pertinent information regarding a mining emergency, determine the urgency of a call, and forward information to the Department.
(Source: P.A. 94-1041, eff. 7-24-06.)