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Code of Virginia
Title 45.1. Mines and Mining
Chapter 14.3. Requirements Applicable to Underground Coal Mines

§ 45.1-161.174. (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Checking system; tracking system.

A. Each mine shall have a personnel checking system containing the following:

1. Every person underground shall have on his person means of positive identification bearing a number recorded by the operator;

2. An accurate record of the persons in the mine shall be kept on the surface in a place that will not be affected by an explosion;

3. The record shall consist of a written record, check board, lamp check, or time-clock record; and

4. The record shall bear a number identical to that carried by the person underground.

B. Mine-wide tracking systems shall be maintained in useable and operative conditions.

Code 1950, § 45-70; 1954, c. 191; 1966, c. 594, § 45.1-97; 1994, c. 28; 2015, cc. 103, 397.

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