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Subchapter 17. Mine Safety Orders

Article 35. Mine Shafts

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NOTE: The principal hazards of all shaft work are falls of persons; falling materials, including rock from operating skips and skip pockets; and skips in adjoining compartments which may strike workers or materials being handled.

NOTE: The hazards of falling persons and falling materials decrease as the incline of the shaft grows flatter, but a fall in a 20 degree shaft may cause painful or even serious injury.

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