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Subchapter 14. Petroleum Safety Orders--Drilling and Production
Article 19. All Derricks, Masts and Supporting Structures
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§6573. Auxiliary Means of Escape from Derricks and Masts.

(a) At every drilling, redrilling, and well servicing site, when operations require an employee in the derrick or mast, an auxiliary means of escape shall be immediately accessible from the outside derrick platform and from the pipe-racking platform on the mast. This auxiliary means of escape shall allow an employee to reach the ground safely if an emergency in or around the derrick or mast cuts off his escape by way of the derrick or mast ladder.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.


1. Amendment filed 7-20-59; effective thirtieth day thereafter. (Register 59, No. 12).

2. Amendment of section and Note filed 5-8-95; operative 6-7-95 (Register 95, No. 19).

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