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(225 ILCS 705/) Coal Mining Act.

225 ILCS 705/Art. 23

    (225 ILCS 705/Art. 23 heading)

225 ILCS 705/23.01

    (225 ILCS 705/23.01) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 2301)
    Sec. 23.01. Refuge places shall be provided along haulage entries. The refuge places shall be spaced not more than 60 feet apart. Except where a trolley wire is 6 feet or more above the rail or guarded effectively at the refuge place, it shall be on the side of the entry opposite the trolley wire.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/23.02

    (225 ILCS 705/23.02) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 2302)
    Sec. 23.02. Except as otherwise provided herein, refuge places shall be at least 3 feet in depth, not more than 4 feet in width, and 5 feet in height. Room necks and crosscuts may be used as refuge places.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/23.03

    (225 ILCS 705/23.03) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 2303)
    Sec. 23.03. Refuge places shall be kept clear of refuse and other obstructions.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/23.04

    (225 ILCS 705/23.04) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 2304)
    Sec. 23.04. A refuge place for men coming out at the close of the day's work shall be provided off the main bottom of the cage room in shaft mines, at a place and of such size as shall be approved by the State Mine Inspector. The refuge place shall not be more than 400 feet from the shaft where men are hoisted and the refuge place shall be kept free from loose material. When leaving the refuge place to be hoisted out, the men shall obey the rules of the mine.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/23.05

    (225 ILCS 705/23.05) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 2305)
    Sec. 23.05. Where man trips are operated there shall be on one side of the man trips, where men get on and off, a refuge place at least 3 feet from the rail and free from all obstructions for the full distance of the man trips.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)