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Subchapter 6. Elevator Safety Orders
Article 9. Hydraulic Elevators

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§3072. Counterweight Ropes, Rope Connections, and Sheaves.

(a) Ropes and Rope Connections. Where a counterweight is provided, the counterweight shall be connected to the elevator car by not less than two steel wire ropes.

The wire ropes and their connections shall conform o Section 3042.

EXCEPTION: The factor of safety of the wire rope shall be not less than 7.

(b) Sheaves. Sheaves for counterweight wire ropes shall conform to Sections 3038(b), 3038(c), and 3038(e).

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 1423, Labor Code.


1. Amendment of Exception within subsection (a) filed 12-22-78; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 79, No. 1).

2. Amendment of NOTE filed 12-8-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 50).

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