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Code of Virginia
Title 45.1. Mines and Mining
Chapter 14.5. Requirements Applicable to Underground Mineral Mines

§ 45.1-161.298. (Repealed effective October 1, 2021) Transportation of miners.

A. The Director shall promulgate regulations regarding (i) the carrying of tools by miners on man-trips; (ii) the riding of miners, except the motorman and trip rider, inside the cars; and (iii) the boarding and unboarding of miners to and from man-trips.

B. Until final regulations promulgated by the Director pursuant to subsection A become effective, the following standards shall apply to the matters to be addressed by such regulations:

1. Each man-trip shall be operated independently of any loaded trip of minerals or other material;

2. All miners, except the motorman and trip rider, shall ride inside the cars; and

3. Miners shall remain seated while in moving man-trip cars, shall not board or leave moving man-trip cars, and shall proceed to and from man-trips in an orderly manner.

Code 1950, § 45-69.2; 1954, c. 191; 1966, c. 594, § 45.1-74; 1985, c. 296; 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.