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Subchapter 17. Mine Safety Orders
Article 22. Fire Prevention and Control

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§7065. (4-54). Fuels, Lubricants, and Rope Dressings--Underground Storage and Handling.

(a) Oils, greases, and rope dressings taken underground shall be transported and stored in closed metal containers that will not permit the contents to leak or spill.

(b) Rope dressings shall not be stored in the mine.

(c) The underground storage place for oils and greases shall be located in a remote place where there will be the least danger to men in the mine should a fire occur.

Where practical, the storage place shall be at least 25 feet from any timbers. Where it is necessary to store oils or greases nearer than this distance to mine timbers, such timbers shall be made fire resistant.

Should the amount of oil or grease stored on any 1 level exceed 60 gallons, it shall be stored in a manner acceptable to the Division.

(d) The storage place shall be so arranged that the contents of leaking containers cannot run from the storage place.

(e) Adequate drip pans shall be provided at the storage places of oils, greases, and rope dressings.

(f) Leaking containers or fittings shall be promptly repaired or replaced.

(g) Spillage and leakage shall be promptly cleaned up and sent to the surface.

(h) No combustible materials shall be permitted in any oil or grease storage place.

(i) (4-52) Gasoline shall not be taken, stored, or used under--ground except in permissible flame safety lamps.

(j) (4-53) The use of liquified petroleum gases shall be limited to maintenance work.

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