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(225 ILCS 705/) Coal Mining Act.

225 ILCS 705/Art. 30

    (225 ILCS 705/Art. 30 heading)

225 ILCS 705/30.01

    (225 ILCS 705/30.01) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 3001)
    Sec. 30.01. The operator of every mine shall see that necessary and proper supports are provided for the roof in all working places, and in all entries and air courses where men are required to travel to and from any working place, and shall see that all such places underground are properly supported.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 2413.)

225 ILCS 705/30.02

    (225 ILCS 705/30.02) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 3002)
    Sec. 30.02. At or near working faces, each operator shall provide props, roof bolts, caps, or other timbers for the proper securing of all working places. Temporary safety props, jacks, roof bolts, or cross bars shall be set close to the face whenever necessary to make the roof safe.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 2413.)

225 ILCS 705/30.03

    (225 ILCS 705/30.03) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 3003)
    Sec. 30.03. Timbers removed by mining machinery, blasting operations, or for any other reason, shall be promptly replaced for adequate protection.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/30.04

    (225 ILCS 705/30.04) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 3004)
    Sec. 30.04. Every employee exposed to hazards from falls of coal or rock shall examine the roof, rib, and face before starting work in a working place, unless such place has been examined by competent and experienced personnel just prior to his commencing work in such place.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/30.05

    (225 ILCS 705/30.05) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 3005)
    Sec. 30.05. Loose top and overhanging or loose face shall be either taken down or properly timbered.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)