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(225 ILCS 705/) Coal Mining Act.

225 ILCS 705/Art. 18

    (225 ILCS 705/Art. 18 heading)

225 ILCS 705/18.01

    (225 ILCS 705/18.01) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1801)
    Sec. 18.01. After the effective date of this Act, overhead power lines on the surface, carrying greater than 600 volts potential, shall be installed on insulators and shall be supported and guarded against contact with other circuits.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/18.02

    (225 ILCS 705/18.02) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1802)
    Sec. 18.02. Power circuits on the surface shall be protected against lightning.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/18.03

    (225 ILCS 705/18.03) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1803)
    Sec. 18.03. Electric wiring shall be installed so as to present minimum fire and contact hazards in buildings on the surface.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/18.04

    (225 ILCS 705/18.04) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1804)
    Sec. 18.04. Permanent surface transformers shall be elevated eight feet or more above the ground, or be enclosed in a transformer house, or be surrounded by a fence at least 6 feet high.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/18.05

    (225 ILCS 705/18.05) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1805)
    Sec. 18.05. Transformers containing flammable oil and installed on the surface, if the transformers are located within 10 feet of mine openings, shall be provided with a drain, or catch basin, to confine the oil.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/18.06

    (225 ILCS 705/18.06) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1806)
    Sec. 18.06. The operator of every mine where motor generator sets or transformers are installed underground shall designate or cause to be designated on the map provided for in this Act, the location of transformer stations and motor generator stations and said stations shall be of fireproof construction. A sufficient amount of sand or rockdust shall be kept in a suitable place convenient to motor generator stations and transformer stations for the purpose of extinguishing any fire starting from short circuiting or otherwise. In addition thereto two suitable chemical fire extinguishers shall be kept in a convenient place.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/18.07

    (225 ILCS 705/18.07) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1807)
    Sec. 18.07. "DANGER-HIGH VOLTAGE" signs shall be posted conspicuously on all transformer stations, high-voltage switchboards and other installations.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/18.08

    (225 ILCS 705/18.08) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1808)
    Sec. 18.08. Pull switches, circuit breakers, and other power controls shall be mounted on slate or other insulating material of equal or superior insulating qualities.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/18.09

    (225 ILCS 705/18.09) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1809)
    Sec. 18.09. All wires carrying electric current passing through curtains or flammable material, shall be properly protected so as not to ignite said curtains or flammable material.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/18.10

    (225 ILCS 705/18.10) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1810)
    Sec. 18.10. When the main line track is used as a return conductor, both rails shall be well-bonded at every joint, and one rail on secondary haulage roads, when used as a return conductor, shall be bonded, unless other equally efficient methods are used.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/18.11

    (225 ILCS 705/18.11) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1811)
    Sec. 18.11. All trolley and positive feed wires crossing places where persons or animals are required to travel, shall be safely guarded or protected from such persons or animals coming in contact therewith.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/18.12

    (225 ILCS 705/18.12) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1812)
    Sec. 18.12. Casings of transformers shall be grounded effectively.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/18.13

    (225 ILCS 705/18.13) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1813)
    Sec. 18.13. All main power circuits entering the mine from the outside shall have disconnecting switches above and below ground.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/18.14

    (225 ILCS 705/18.14) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1814)
    Sec. 18.14. Electric light wires shall be supported by suitable insulators. Electric lights shall be installed so that they cannot come in contact with combustible materials.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/18.15

    (225 ILCS 705/18.15) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1815)
    Sec. 18.15. Dry wooden platforms, rubber mats, or other electrically non-conductive material shall be kept in place at each switchboard and power-control switch; and at stationary machinery where shock hazards exist.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/18.16

    (225 ILCS 705/18.16) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1816)
    Sec. 18.16. Trolley wires or other exposed electrical wires shall not carry more than 275 volts. Terminal ends of all positive wires shall be guarded against persons coming in contact therewith.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/18.17

    (225 ILCS 705/18.17) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1817)
    Sec. 18.17. In a gassy mine, permissible junction or distribution boxes shall be used for making multiple-power connections in working places or other places where dangerous quantities of methane may be present or may enter the air current, except that where nonpermissible junction or distribution boxes are in use, or on order, on the effective date of this section or the date such mine became a gassy mine, whichever is later, their use may be continued until such time as replacements are made.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/18.18

    (225 ILCS 705/18.18) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1818)
    Sec. 18.18. In all mines, trolley and feeder wires shall not extend beyond the last open crosscut and shall be kept at least 150 feet from pillar workings.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 2413.)