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(225 ILCS 705/) Coal Mining Act.

225 ILCS 705/Art. 22

    (225 ILCS 705/Art. 22 heading)

225 ILCS 705/22.01

    (225 ILCS 705/22.01) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 2201)
    Sec. 22.01. Track switches, except room and entry development switches, shall be provided with properly installed throws and bridle bars.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/22.02

    (225 ILCS 705/22.02) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 2202)
    Sec. 22.02. (a) Track haulage roads in entries, rooms, and crosscuts, developed or extended from their terminus as of July 1, 1957, shall have a continuous clearance on one side of at least 24 inches, and at least 6 inches on the tight side, from the farthest projections of moving traffic.
    (b) On haulage roads where trolley lines are used, the clearance space for traveling shall be on the side opposite the trolley lines, except where such lines are 6 1/2 feet or more above the rail.
    (c) The clearance space shall be kept free of loose rock, supplies, and other loose materials; provided, however, that not more than 24 inches need be kept free of obstructions.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 2413.)

225 ILCS 705/22.03

    (225 ILCS 705/22.03) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 2203)
    Sec. 22.03. Nonpermissible internal-combustion engines or other machinery which gives off noxious fumes shall not be permitted underground in any coal mines.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/22.04

    (225 ILCS 705/22.04) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 2204)
    Sec. 22.04. An audible warning device and headlights shall be provided on each locomotive and shuttle car.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 2012.)

225 ILCS 705/22.05

    (225 ILCS 705/22.05) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 2205)
    Sec. 22.05. A trip-light or reflecting signal shall be used on the rear of trips pulled or pushed by a locomotive, also on the front of trips lowered into slopes. Trip-lights need not be used during gathering operations at working faces.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/22.06

    (225 ILCS 705/22.06) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 2206)
    Sec. 22.06. Other than the motorman and trip rider, no person shall ride on a locomotive unless authorized by the mine foreman, and no person shall ride on loaded cars or between cars of any trip, except that the trip rider may ride on the last car.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/22.07

    (225 ILCS 705/22.07) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 2207)
    Sec. 22.07. All trips and all traffic equipment shall come to a complete stop before couplings are made by hand.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/22.08

    (225 ILCS 705/22.08) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 2208)
    Sec. 22.08. Standing cars on any track, unless held effectively by brakes, shall be properly blocked or spragged.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/22.09

    (225 ILCS 705/22.09) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 2209)
    Sec. 22.09. Material being hauled inside the mine shall be so loaded and protected that there is no danger to persons handling the trip from sliding of equipment and material.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/22.10

    (225 ILCS 705/22.10) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 2210)
    Sec. 22.10. When there is an open hook coupling on either end of the car, the hook and links must be attached so that when hanging down, the coupling will be clear of the ties and rail.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/22.11

    (225 ILCS 705/22.11) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 2211)
    Sec. 22.11. All mine cars shall be equipped with a bumper or bumpers on each end, which shall project from beyond the end of the car not less than 4 inches.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/22.12

    (225 ILCS 705/22.12) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 2212)
    Sec. 22.12. Man trips shall not be run in excess of the speed determined by the State Mine Inspector nor shall more men ride in any one car than the number ordered by the State Mine Inspector except in an emergency.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/22.13

    (225 ILCS 705/22.13) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 2213)
    Sec. 22.13. Each man-trip shall be under the charge of a responsible person, and it shall be operated independently of any loaded trip of coal or other material.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/22.14

    (225 ILCS 705/22.14) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 2214)
    Sec. 22.14. No material or tools shall be transported in the same car with men on any man-trip, except tools may be transported in suitable enclosed and secured tool compartments located outside the man-trip and all persons shall ride inside of man-trip cars, except the motorman or trip rider or person in charge of man-trip.
(Source: P.A. 80-296.)

225 ILCS 705/22.15

    (225 ILCS 705/22.15) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 2215)
    Sec. 22.15. Trolley and power wires shall be guarded at man-trip stations where there is a possibility of any person coming in contact with energized electric wiring while loading or unloading from the man-trip.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/22.16

    (225 ILCS 705/22.16) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 2216)
    Sec. 22.16. Where belts are used for transporting men, a minimum clearance of 18 inches shall be maintained.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/22.17

    (225 ILCS 705/22.17) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 2217)
    Sec. 22.17. The belt speed while men are loading, unloading, or being transported shall not be excessive.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/22.18

    (225 ILCS 705/22.18) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 2218)
    Sec. 22.18. Vehicle for transporting workforce and injured persons. A vehicle suitable for transporting all persons underground working on a unit and injured persons shall be maintained in each underground working section.
(Source: P.A. 94-1041, eff. 7-24-06.)