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Code of Virginia
Title 45.1. Mines and Mining
Chapter 14.4. Requirements Applicable to Surface Coal Mines
9/21/2019

§ 45.1-161.283. Electrical trailing cables.

A. Trailing cables shall be provided with suitable short-circuit protection and means of disconnecting power from the cable.

B. Temporary splices in trailing cables shall be made in a workmanlike manner, mechanically strong, and well insulated.

C. The number of temporary, unvulcanized splices in a trailing cable shall be limited to one.

D. Permanent splices in trailing cables shall be made as follows:

1. Mechanically strong with adequate electrical conductivity and flexibility.

2. Effectively insulated and sealed so as to exclude moisture.

3. The finished splice shall be vulcanized or otherwise treated with suitable materials to provide flame-resistant properties and good bonding to the outer jacket.

E. Trailing cables shall be protected against mechanical injury.

Code 1950, § 45-82.5; 1954, c. 191; 1966, c. 594, § 45.1-84; 1978, c. 118; 1993, c. 442; 1994, c. 28.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.