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(225 ILCS 705/) Coal Mining Act.

225 ILCS 705/Art. 16

    (225 ILCS 705/Art. 16 heading)

225 ILCS 705/16.01

    (225 ILCS 705/16.01) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1601)
    Sec. 16.01. A cage used for hoisting men must be of substantial and safe construction; have adequate steel bonnets to protect men riding on the cage; have enclosed sides; have gates, safety chains, or bars across the ends of the cage when men are being hoisted or lowered; and have sufficient handholds or chains for all men on the cage to maintain their balance. Such cage shall be fitted to guides running from the top to the bottom.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/16.02

    (225 ILCS 705/16.02) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1602)
    Sec. 16.02. The floor of the cage shall be constructed so that it will be adequate to carry the load and so that it will be impossible for a worker's foot or body to enter any opening in the bottom of the cage.
(Source: P.A. 81-992.)

225 ILCS 705/16.03

    (225 ILCS 705/16.03) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1603)
    Sec. 16.03. Cages and cars used for handling men in shafts and slopes shall be equipped with safety catches which act quickly and efficiently in an emergency.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/16.04

    (225 ILCS 705/16.04) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1604)
    Sec. 16.04. Cages shall be inspected daily.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/16.05

    (225 ILCS 705/16.05) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1605)
    Sec. 16.05. Self-dumping cages shall be securely locked when men and materials are being handled.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/16.06

    (225 ILCS 705/16.06) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1606)
    Sec. 16.06. The cage on which men are riding shall not be lifted or lowered at a rate of speed greater than 600 feet per minute, except by written consent of the State Mine Inspector.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/16.07

    (225 ILCS 705/16.07) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1607)
    Sec. 16.07. No person shall carry any tools, timber or other materials with him on any cage that is in motion, except for the purpose of repairing the shaft.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/16.08

    (225 ILCS 705/16.08) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1608)
    Sec. 16.08. No one shall ride on a cage containing either a loaded or empty mine car.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/16.09

    (225 ILCS 705/16.09) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1609)
    Sec. 16.09. No coal or other materials shall be on the cage while the cage is being used for hoisting or lowering men into or out of the mine.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/16.10

    (225 ILCS 705/16.10) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1610)
    Sec. 16.10. When workers have finished their day's work, or have been prevented from further work, and come to the bottom to be hoisted out an empty cage shall be given to them for that purpose, unless there is an available exit by slope or stairway and if there is no coal at the bottom waiting to be hoisted. In case of an injury, or bona fide illness, the man shall be given a cage at once.
(Source: P.A. 81-992.)

225 ILCS 705/16.11

    (225 ILCS 705/16.11) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1611)
    Sec. 16.11. Socketed ropes shall be cut off and resocketed pursuant to the manufacturer's recommendation, if found to be damaged or defective, and a notice shall be posted in the engine room giving the date when the rope was installed and when resocketed.
(Source: P.A. 99-538, eff. 1-1-17.)

225 ILCS 705/16.12

    (225 ILCS 705/16.12) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1612)
    Sec. 16.12. Hoisting ropes attached to all cages or trips shall be adequate in size to handle the load and have a proper factor of safety as defined in the American Standards Association's Wire Rope Standards and shall be replaced when it shows more than six broken wires in any single pitch length or lay of rope.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)